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Re: [IP] night time lows



I awaken with my lows.  Interestingly though, my two worse hypoglycemic
episodes occured after I had gotten up and began treating.  In response to
the other thread discussing siezures, I had two for the first time, 13 years
after diagnosis.  Both times, I had awoken, tested, and started to treat.  I
was even laughing and taking to my wife when the second occurred.  They both
came after beginning intensive insulin therapy, but before the pump.


----- Original Message -----
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, October 16, 1999 12:45 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] night time lows


> In a message dated 10/16/99 10:59:42 AM EST, email @ redacted
writes:
>
> << i've been diabetic for almost 15 years (since age 7) and i have never
once
>  passed out due to low blood sugar. also, i have always woken up in the
night
>  with low blood sugar. >>
>
> Erinn,
> In my 42 years with dm (since age 6) I have never passed out with low
blood
> sugar either.  I had always (?) awakened when low, but recently have been
> getting up in the mornings with borderline lows (60-70) that I was
surprised
> by.  I usually start to feel low at around 100, so I always check it if I
> feel low when I'm awake.  I'm just not feeling low until I actually get
out
> of bed lately.  I'm wondering if I'm having hypoglycemia unawareness, or
if I
> would have to be lower to feel it when I'm sleeping.  After this morning's
> low of 63 I just went ahead and changed the basal for 5:00-7:00 am from .4
to
> .3.  I just hope I'm not sleeping through hours of lows that could need
> correcting.  I haven't done a 3 am check in ages, but maybe that's what I
> need to do. Has anyone with hypo unawareness had this happen, or did you
pass
> out when low?  If it was during the night how did you know?  Thanks in
> advance for your responses.
>
> Brenda Martinez
>
>
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