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> How close was I to losing my wife?

Seeing someone have a bad hypo is certainly scary. But if you are
otherwise healthy, and there are no extreme circumstances, you do not
die from hypoglycemia. The body will, given time, recover quite
naturally. This reassuring fact is often overlooked.

Hypo-related deaths (of which there are many) are caused by what happens
to you whilst you're having the hypo (eg you crash your car, fall out of
a window etc.) rather than by the hypo itself.

The extreme circumstances are things like being very drunk and cold
(hypothermia) at the same time as having a bad hypo.

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