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[IP] Insulin Pool?
No, this isn't yet another delivery method - not yet -lol. (Meet me at the
insulin pool in 5 minutes and we'll take a dip.)
I had a serious insulin reaction yesterday. One of the worst I've has in
nearly 40 years as it lasted 2 hours, and I have little recall of what I did
to treat it. I just hung on 'dining' on juice, milk and glucose tabs. My
higher conciousness kept telling me to sit down - this after my lower
conciousness took a hard fall on a concrete floor on which I banged my head
- hard. I'm off to see about a concussion this morning.
I've had a lot of highs in the past few weeks for a number of reasons,
treated with copious amounts of insulin and today I still cannot figure out
what brought me so low so fast. You know I've double checked the carbs and
all that - and I check my BG often. Could all that extra insulin for the
past few days pool some place ? Where does it go? There's no bulge in my
tubing, no dripping at the site (and no smell of insulin either) I treated
earlier highs and faulty infusion sets were the culprit - user error.
What causes those longer lows? I last had a low like that when I was doing
MDI and took a long acting insulin - 6 or more years ago. I was just low
enough (46) to be able to stand but too confused to know what to do. (I had
Oprah on the tv and thought I was on the show with Will Smith -- some
show!). Jeez. Experiences like this terrify me, but you know, if I'd had
some glucagon I don't think I'd have been able to use it - or know enough to
use it. Scary when you live alone.
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