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[IP] Re: Dianna's Lows without warning



My son can drop with no warning.
I have had to use Glucagon about 4 times in 6 months because he was
wrenching and throwing up because he was so low

Cyndy Mom to 4
Ben 9 dxed June of 02
email @ redacted

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dianna Inkster" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>; <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, December 27, 2004 10:09 PM


> Some type 1s go low without any warning and can't treat themselves for low
> blood sugar. --I know I'm a broken record. You've heard it all before--
My
> husband had his first convulsion in January of 1981; he was diagnosed in
May
> of 1978.  He had no warning he was that low at all.
>
> Just woke up, kissed me and had a convulsion.  I've never forgotten it!
He
> had many after that, too as well as a lot of lows that he never seemed to
be
> able to notice for himself and treat.  Hypoglycemic unawareness in spades!
>
> So?  Would I keep a glucagon kit around for lows in a newly diagnosed
> diabetic child?  I sure would!  I never even knew there was such a thing
> until about 8 years ago and I always keep it handy even though since my
> husband has been on the pump he hasn't needed even 1 shot of glucagon.
> Insurance? Back-up?  Call it what you like.
>
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