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RE: [IPk] fainting due to hypo



Thanks Di and Belinda,



I had no idea this could happen!  I have had fits before, but always while
asleep.

Perhaps tiredness was a factor - good point, Di.

Belinda, has using a pump helped eliminate this problem?



Emily


> Subject: Re: [IPk] fainting due to hypo
> From: email @ redacted
> Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:07:57 +0000
> To: email @ redacted
>
> Yes, it's happened to me a lot. That's why I got a pump.
>
> > On 10 Feb 2014, at 14:34, emily <email @ redacted> wrote:
> >
> > Has anyone fainted due to a hypo? this happened to me on Saturday and
really
> > frightened me. I was at the end of a meal in a restaurant and suddenly
fely
> > sick and dizzy - no hypo symptoms - and lost consciousness, apparently
> falling
> > onto the bloke on the next chair. when he moved I fell onto his chair. I
was
> > with my sister who managed to bring me round, but neither of us thought
it
> was
> > a hypo as loss of consciousness, nausea and dizzyness are not symptoms
I've
> > ever had before. Once I'd come to, I tested and my BG was 2.7. We managed
to
> > prevent the restaurant calling an ambulance and a glass of mango juice
sorted
> > me out. I was shaken, but fine and managed to get teh bus home as normal.
> >
> >
> >
> > The cause of the hypo is a mystery - I can only guess that my BG test was
> > inaccurate and that I bolused for a meal with already low blood sugar.
> >
> >
> >
> > Loss of hypo symptoms is also obviously a massive concern.
> >
> >
> >
> > But as I've never fainted before, I feel really freaked out that this
> > happened. If anyone has had similar or can shed any light, I'd really
> > appreciate it.
> >
> >
> >
> > thanks,
> >
> >
> >
> > Emily
> > .
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