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Re: [IP] Hypo last night..



You have a right to be angry Sherry.  Diabetes sucks.

Hugs,

Susan

Sherry Compton wrote:

> I had a hypo last night when my husband was out working. I was home alone with
> my wild fourteen-month-old Sean. I remember feeling very sleepy around 8:00
> and laying my head down on the couch with the baby in my lap. Then I remember
> thinking, "Maybe I should test..." and I was 41.  Usually at that number I can
> function pretty well, but every low is different I guess. My husband called to
> check on me and could tell I was low so told me to eat something. I was in the
> kitchen getting some icecream to share with the baby when someone knocked at
> the door. It was my mother-in-law who lives a block away. She ended up sitting
> with the baby while I ate the icecream.
> My husband says he didn't call her and she never did say why she had stopped
> by right then. It's not that I mind him being worried about me, especially
> with the baby there, but I just wish he would tell me if he DID tell her to
> come check on me. I don't really like the idea that I need a babysitter, but I
> hate the conspiracy idea even worse. "Shhh... don't tell Sherry that we all
> have to call or stop by to check on her..."
> Anyway, I do feel that I would have been fine. I was in the kitchen getting
> the icecream scooped when my mother-in-law knocked. And I was still containing
> a wild-walking baby and an energetic puppy too!
> I know I need to do something though. I hadn't had dinner that day, and that
> could be what caused the low. But I thought I didn't have to eat on a schedule
> anymore!  I thought my spiffy pump was about freedom as well as control! But I
> guess basals are never perfect with stress and hormones and stuff...
> But I resent that I am going to have to move back to scheduled eating so that
> I don't have to worry about being able to take care of my son. I have a
> nightmare image of me being in a stupor while he's happily trying to climb the
> furniture or eat coins he's found under the couch.
> Sometimes I just want to yell "It's not fair, it's not fair, it's not
> fair!!!!" When I was running high all the time before trying to get myself
> under better control on MDI, I didn't have these problems. I know I was
> potentially doing myself harm in the long term, but it's not comforting to
> think of the long term when you don't feel in control NOW.
>
> Sherry C
> >From the massive city of Bowling Green KY
> Who wants to feel like a competant, smart adult who doesn't need a sitter and
> can take care of herself and her son
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