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All you lucky people who run high under stress <sigh>, if only
that were my problem. For me my blood sugars plumit and just
don't want to come up. So in the stressful situations where
I just don't have time to run low, I always crash big time.
All of the tests in High School, College, and now Grad
School I have had to bring in food and candy. You know the
old saying, "Did you bring enough for the entire class?".
Well I took many a teacher up on it. Brought in enough candy
and snapple to kill a diabetic elephant and still ran low. Never
ran high either later. <shrug> Still wonder where it all went.
My best friend in undergrad and I had a deal. We were both
math majors and usually were taking the same classes. We had
nighttime exams that would drag until the early hours. He
would keep an eye on me and I would bring him Hersey's Minatures.
Anyways, as for EMTs and stabbing lancets...I have gone to the
hospital a few times for lows and everytime they never tested
my blood sugar. They just assumed that as I lay there convulsing,
or acted drunk without the smell of alcohol oozing from me, that
I was low. I had one at home, that my husband called an
ambulance, they just asked him what my last test was and if I
had eaten anything in the last few hours. <vbshrug>.
However, always at the hospital the first question after lying
there for 3 hours unnoticed, was:
NURSE/DOCTOR: Why did you skip dinner?
SHERRY: I didn't. I had ________________for dinner at
_________ o'clock. Took normal amount of insulin
NURSE/DOCTOR: (To Husband/Roomate who tagged along) Did she eat
dinner? [Like I wasn't even there.]
HUSBAND/ROOMIE: Yes I ate dinner with her and she ate what she
said she ate.
NURSE/DOCTOR: Well, then since we all now dinner was the culprit
and no one will admit the truth, I am going to have
to write this in my report.
All of the 5 reports I have from different ERs are that I was to
call my doctor and remember to eat dinner.
Anyone who knows me, knows that I always eat dinner. Always too
hungry to pass it up. :)
And last but not least NDL. I will post the medication and info
from the article I got with it about NDL when I get home from
work tonight. Best of luck everyone.
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