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Re: [IPk] hypo awareness



hi my name is vic and have read your e-mail   you and me seam quite
compatible  when I was injecting  but now on the pump I find that I do not
get such a troublesome  hypo in the night    are you from Australia by youe
e-mail address it seams you are  vic England
----- Original Message -----
From: "Abigail King" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2002 4:23 PM
Subject: [IPk] hypo awareness


> Tony
> I sometimes get symptoms of a hypo when my blood glucose is increasing
> rapidly. (slight light headedness, weakness and palpitations) Could be
> adrenaline release(? why) pushing up sugars and causing symptoms of a
hypo.
> Occasionally, I've thought I'm hyper but have tested BG and found it to be
> low. Normally I'm lucky enough to get symptoms at around 3.5, but
sometimes
> as high as 4.5. I find that if I've been having a "rough time" with lots
of
> hypos, my perception gradually decreases so I only feel vaguely unwell at
2.
> This happened about 3 months ago, when I felt very stressed, despite being
> on the pump then and slashing my basals by at least 40% and bolusing
> less.The other time my perception is less good is if I've been drinking. I
> also notice now that  sleeping levels have to drop very low before I wake.
> Yes, I still get very occasional nocturnal hypos ( and perhaps am sleeping
> through a few as I'm not very disciplined about setting my alarm and
testing
> at 2-3 am) I recall waking up a couple of months ago, feeling hypo and
> eating glucose or sugar. I felt worse after this and checked BG to find it
> was 1.8, 5mins after eating glucose. I think this was due to over
correction
> of a slightly high BG before bed. This happened more frequently before I
was
> pumping ( unless I'm going really low in the night and not waking up now)
> I find that inapropriate bolusing causing a rapid drop in BG ( ie carb
> mismatch or just suddenly becoming more sensitive to insulin) leads to
lower
> levels before symptoms are experienced.
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