Re: [IP] How to get brave with insulin again after a bad low blood sugar?
Oh, and one more thing. I only take enough glucose tablets to feel safe.
Then I eat healthy foods, such as an orange. I try not to take eat too
much unhealthy stuff.
On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 12:31 PM, Sharon K <
email @ redacted> wrote:
> Thank you Susan and Stan. I appreciate your feedback. I think I need to
> slow down and only eat glucose tabs and nothing else, and wait the 15
> minutes that's recommended, instead of pigging out. I'm curious if that's
> what most people do, regardless of how much active insulin is on board.
> Just glucose, and wait it out.
> On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 6:54 AM, Susan Lane <
> email @ redacted> wrote:
> > Hi, Sharon. I along with everyone else who is diabetic has gone
> > dangerously low. I rarely go very low because I use a Dexcom, which I
> > consider to be the tool that saves my life every day. I'm not sure how
> > get you to stop being so afraid, but I'll try. When you go so low (even
> > with a CGM) it is most definitely scary. The thing is that Dex will
> > probably alert you when are low even if you are going down so fast that
> > it's scary: two arrows down and you're at 65. If you have some very fast
> > acting carbs like glucose tablets, they will usually work so fast that
> > if you are going down really fast, they will save you. Then even if you
> > eat too much out of fear, big deal. You'll just take care of it when
> > you're too high and you're life will not be in danger.
> > This is why I can't be without my Dexcom. It makes me feel sooooooo much
> > safer. If I didn't have one, my A1c would be higher, because I'd be too
> > scared of going too low all of the time.
> > On Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 10:02 PM, Sharon K <
> > email @ redacted> wrote:
> > > Hi everyone,
> > > There is a lot of wisdom on this site, which I greatly appreciate. I've
> > > learned so much from all of you!
> > > A while back, I had a weird situation where my BG was only 95 just
> > 90
> > > minutes after a meal, which had been much more protein than usual. So I
> > > still had 4.5 active insulin going. I wasn't using the Dexcom at the
> > time,
> > > but I knew my sugar was dropping. I kind of panicked, only because of
> > > amount of insulin still active, and I ate a lot of food quickly, which
> > > made me feel pretty sick (I'll spare you the details of that.) It
> > > over an hour for my sugar to start to come back up again.
> > > Now, I've actually had type 1 for 28 years, and overall have managed it
> > > well. I've also had tons of lows over the years, as we all have, so I
> > don't
> > > know why this particular one hit me so hard. But it did, and I have not
> > > regained control of my blood sugar ever since. It's like I've become
> > phobic
> > > of insulin, so I keep under-dosing, to avoid another bad low like that.
> > > I do realize that 95 is not low, and before I started pumping, i would
> > > routinely have lows in the 40s. The only reason I panicked was because
> > > the amount of insulin still active.
> > > After this happened, I started wearing the Dexcom, which is great. But
> > I'm
> > > taking a break from it for now. It also didn't help me feel any more
> > > confident in taking larger boluses.
> > > I would love to know how other people have gotten brave with their
> > boluses
> > > again, after a bad low sugar experience.
> > > Thank you so much!
> > > Sharon
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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