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Re: [IP] Hypoglycemic Unawareness - need help

Hi Jimmy do they call you during the night too?

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From: Jim Durr <email @ redacted>
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Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2012 16:09:44 
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Subject: Re: [IP] Hypoglycemic Unawareness -   need help

  I have the unawareness thing also. Not much fun. I wish my paramedics would
my glucagon kit which is ion the fridge.
I live alone also.  I am fortunate enough to have neighbors willing to help.
 I do have the Health and Awareness thing from Jitterbug. They call me at 6:45,
10:00, 12 noon, 4:30, 6:15 and 9:45. It is a good system. If I don't
  respond they call my sister, my son, my sister-in-law, and my bridge partner
in that order.
 My current endo has my pump programmed to tolerate higher BGS. The idea is to
let the BGs go high for a while and that will help my awareness. I just can't
buy into it. When my BG is 200 or so and the pump says to not bolus anything, I
 My doctor last week explained the whole thing to me and said that I was a
"stubborn man."
Jimmy Durr
On the St. Lawrence in Lisbon, NY
On Mar 31, 2012, at 2:49 PM, Dianne De Mink wrote:

> Greetings,
> I've had a hypoglycemia unawareness for a few years now, but it's a lot worse
 > than it used to be. I was willing to give the CGMS a shot but Medicare
 > cover it and my Medicare Advantage plan has limited me to 6 test strips per
 > I partied with the paramedics about 5 times in 3 months. The other 4 times I
> home alone. I just pass out and if at home my BG comes back up several hours
 > later. This isn't healthy and I'm always concerned I'll break bones or do
> cell damage.
> I buy extra test strips so I can test more often.  But it's never enough.
> This morning I passed out in my yoga class.  I thought the paramedics were 
 > trying to help with a particularly tricky move. (Downward dog with
 > I just couldn't figure out why so many people were standing around me to
> But seriously, I have to figure something out to reduce this. It scares me to
> no end and I feel death is just waiting to pounce. Please offer some
> suggestions. I may go crazy before it gets me.
> Thanks for your help.
> over 46 years, is still writing about diabetes with a sense of humor- not the
> diabetes, Dianne!</font></div></blockquote>
> .
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