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Re: [IP] Hypoglycemic Unawareness - need help



 9:45 p.m. is last call. They will call anytime. It just has to be at :15, :30,
:45 and on the hour. It is a good system and a good phone service. I can call
from Canada even.
On Mar 31, 2012, at 4:22 PM, email @ redacted wrote:

> Hi Jimmy do they call you during the night too?
> 
> Danni 
> Sent using BlackBerry. from Orange
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Durr <email @ redacted>
> Sender: email @ redacted
> Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2012 16:09:44 
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Reply-To: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IP] Hypoglycemic Unawareness -   need help
> 
>  I have the unawareness thing also. Not much fun. I wish my paramedics would
> use
> 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
> bolus.
> My doctor last week explained the whole thing to me and said that I was a
> "stubborn man."
> Cheers,
> 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
> doesn't
>> cover it and my Medicare Advantage plan has limited me to 6 test strips per
> day.
>> I partied with the paramedics about 5 times in 3 months. The other 4 times I
> was
>> 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
> brain
>> 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
> neuropathy.)
>> I just couldn't figure out why so many people were standing around me to
> help.
>> LOL
>> 
 >> 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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