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Re: [IP] Severe Lows
I have found the quickest way to increase blood sugars, especially when they
are at a danger level, is to eat several Little Debbie Oatmeal Cremes. They
have always worked for me and work quickly.
Funny thing about glucose levels. There have been times I have been down to
the 20's and 30's and can get myself out of it, as long as someone is nearby
insisting that I eat them. At that point, I usually have lost all sense of
reality and cannot admit to myself that I need some sugar. Yet, at other
times, I have been in the hospital emergency room, on life support, with the
same glucose readings. I suspect an endocrinologist could explain why this
happens, but I certainly do not have the expertise to do so, despite the fact
I've been an Insulin Dependent Diabetic for 49 years.
I am now on the Disetronic pump and my blood sugars have never gone this low
since the time I first used the new technology. Blood sugars have ranged
between 70-140 90% of the time. That's much better control than I had using
Lentus, which was supposed to not have highs and lows. Unfortunately, this
was not the case, in my situation. My last visit to the emergency room, with
a Blood Sugar reading of 29, was while I was on Lentus, and I was combative,
suffered seizures and was semi conscious for approximately two hours. I do
think the pump is the way to go!! Will let you know. I have never had
success with the Glucagon tablets and they are not what I would call tasty.
Try the Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Cookies....they worked for me.
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