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Re: [IP] Low blood sugar

This sounds familiar.  I was leaving work one evening and I had a really bad 
headache.  I knew I had tested my sugar 2 1/2 hours before and it was 147. 
 I drove home , walked in the door and "IT" hit me.  My head was spinning 
and I grabbed my machine to test. My sugar was 36.  I made it to the kitchen 
fumbled to get some oj and collapsed in a chair. My husband told me when he 
came home I was passed out with the oj in my hand. He told me I was saying 
36,36 I'm 36.  So, my 8 y.o. daughter got a wet rag and was wiping my face 
while my husband hurried to get me something to eat.  After I came to, so to 
speak. I knew there had to be "angels" with me that made sure I got home 
safely .
From: Insulin-Pumpers
To: TSalter403; Insulin-Pumpers
Subject: Re: [IP] Low blood sugar
Date: Monday, February 02, 1998 8:58AM

On  2 Feb 98 at 0:05, email @ redacted wrote:

>  I have proudly told everyone that I haven't
> had these spells since being on the pump for 11/2 yrs that is until this
> morning.  I am so disappointed in myself.  I don't know what happened. I
> remember my husband making me drink orange juice and sugar and i do 
> sitting on the couch and then it's kind of like i was here and then I
> Then all of a sudden I realized what was going on (thanks to the oj)  and
> up and ate.  And oh the headache I had forgotten about.  Anyway I feel
> now .  Does anyone else have this problem?  And yes I probably deserve to 
> whipped for letting this happen.  Especially since I have 2 little ones.

You don't deserve to be whipped, just told that this kind of stuff
happens to everyone.  Our bodies sometimes just do strange things
that we cannot predict.  The pump helps but cannot take care of all
the variability - I did everything ok over the weekend but woke up
this morning with a bg of 225 and sneezing and coughing...

You're among friends, and we won't bash you for being human...  just
review your day and see if anything out of the ordinary happened that
you can remember to adjust for in the future.  Then give those little
ones a hug and keep on going...

Randall Winchester

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