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Re: [IP] very bad reaction to low blood sugar

Thanks for sharing this story...my son, now 13, is Type 1 diabetic and I 
feel like I need to be with him 24 hours a day in case something happens. 
He is at the age now he is heavily involved in sports and when he plays 
football we never know what his sugars will do.  One time it was over 400 
and about 30 minutes later it dropped quickly to 35.

I am so nervous about when he goes to college that no one will be with him 
and of course I can't follow him to college, although I would like to.  I 
have heard so much about the dogs and read some of the postings, would a 
school allow someone with diabetic to have a dog with them?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 6:39 PM
Subject: [IP] very bad reaction to low blood sugar

> A friend of mine who is also on the pump has had very brittle diabetes. 
> Her
> husband went away on business and called her in the morning to make sure 
> she was
> ok. She did not answer the phone and he called 911 and has police sent to 
> the
> house. She was comatose but her bg was 75 at the time. She has had many 
> medical
> problems unrelated to diabetes and the doctors ruled out all other medical
> reasons and felt that she was in the present state due to low bg during 
> the
> night. AT the present time, she is not responsive and has abnormal brain
> functioning and is on a respirator. She has increased her level of 
> consiousness
> somewhat over the past few days, but still is not really conscious.
> This really scared me (diabetic for about 43 years and on pump for about 7
> years) since I do tend to run low and try to keep myself quite tightly
> controlled. Just a warning to all - please be careful and try not to let 
> bg go
> down too low, especially at night or when driving. Debby
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