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RE: [IP] Calling on the Experienced!




I am sorry to say that I, too have experienced this same experience.  It 
didn't matter what I ate , my bs was not moving any where but down.  Have 
you being feeling ill at all or stressed out ?  When this happened to me , 
and the EMS came to my home, I was asked theses questions.  I work at a 
clinic and I just asked one of our doctors about this .  He told me it could 
be either an  adrenal or pancreatic problem.  There are enzymes being 
produced in the body that eat up the sugar as fast as you can eat them. This 
is what may could have been happening. Did you put your bump in suspend? 
  One thing he said also is regarding stress.

Hopefully this makes  some sense.

Tammy
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From: Insulin-Pumpers
To: Insulin-Pumpers
Subject: [IP] Calling on the Experienced!
Date: Wednesday, February 18, 1998 8:55AM

Hi Everybody,

I have had Diabetes for nearly 33 years and last night I had an experience
that I have never had before.  Yesterday afternoon, I went for my usual
Tuesday workout.  I normally cut my lunch bolus in half and eat some 
crackers
after the exercise to keep my bs controlled.  Because I didn't have any 
change
to buy the crackers, I skipped the snack and headed home.  It was raining 
hard
and I ran into some delays.  What should have taken 20 minutes, took nearly 
an
hour.  Ok, no big surprise, my blood sugar dropped into the 60's.  I took a
few glucose tabs and drank some milk.  I was feeling extremely dizzy and
walking like I was drunk.  I rechecked my bs ten minutes later and it had
fallen more.  I ate some p-nutbutter cups.  Still no change.  I ate a few
cookies, no change.  I ate more p-nutbutter cups-an entire bag of them. 
 Blood
sugar stayed in the 60's and I was so dizzy I could hardly sit up.  By now I
was so full of junk food with the dizziness, I started vomiting.  I called 
my
husband home from work.  I drank nearly 2 quarts of fruit juice-no effect.
This went on for over an hour.  No matter what I ate, my blood sugar would 
not
come up.  By that time I was exhausted and dizzy and felt that I couldn't 
keep
eating and I was afraid to stop, thinking I would completely bottom out if I
did.  I called 911.  After I hung up the phone, I checked and my bs was up 
to
68.  After a couple minutes with the paramedics, they checked and I had
started going up more-107.  Naturally, just when I call for help, something
starts to kick in.  They took me to the hospital anyway because my B/P was
210/110 and pulse down to 60.   Of course, once it started up, the bs
continued to climb till it reached 450.  After an hour or so, the dizziness
faded.   They discharged me to go home and bring the bs back down slowly.

My workouts are something I do twice a week and have been for several years.
I actually cut it short because I wasn't feeling well.   I have never had an
insulin reaction that I could not handle myself and in 33 years, I have 
never
been hospitalized for my Diabetes (except diagnosis).  I've never been to an
emergency room before.  To say that my confidence is in the toilet, is an
understatement.  The only other symptom that may or may not be related is 
that
I was having difficulty hearing out of one ear leading into this.  That also
went away once my bs came up.

The doctor could not offer any reason as to why the carbs did not bring my 
bs
up for over 1 1/2 hours.  My problems with gastroporisis (sp) are limited to
eating meat, which I don't do.

Does anybody have any ideas????

Marti, who is afraid to leave the house!
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