As part of Karen’s fantastic idea for a DBlog week, day two’s topic is about treating lows. Personally, my favorite treatment is mini-Snickers bars, but I’m not adverse to orange-flavored glucotabs either.
But the hard part about treating a low for me is realizing that I’m having a hypoglycemic incident. I don’t have the classic symptoms anymore. I have a CGMS and that helps immensly as it has allowed me to have instant feedback so that when I see a low number, I can make note how I feel, to retrain myself to recognize them.
About the only symptom that I have is that I will lose the ability to concentrate, which makes it hard to realize that I am like that when I am low. So I basically, still have no symptoms, lol. The worst ones are the ones I have when I am sleeping, I’ve regained consciousness a few times after having a severe low.
The lack of concentration can also make getting some carbs a bit of a challenge. If I’m low enough, I’ll walk in the kitchen and then just stand there. I know I came in here for something, but what?
My personal record low that I saw on my meter was a 29
So that’s the post for today, short and sweet…
Today’s snarky comment: Please be quiet. I’m hiding from the stupid people