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Re: [IPk] hypos and fitting



I know exactly how you feel, Abigail. It's funny though, healthcare is one
area where medical conditions are given little (perhaps inadequate )
attention. Even after that incident, nobody ever asked me how I was or even
thought about hypos when I was going bananas. Now I run a minor surgery
clinic every couple of weeks, and I often have hypos in the middle of a
procedure. It makes me wonder about the possible link with adrenaline.

Tony
----- Original Message -----
From: "Abigail King" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2002 4:30 PM
Subject: [IPk] hypos and fitting


> Tony
> I laughed when I read your mail about colleagues still asking you to work
> after a severe hypo
> I lived in dread of this in A and E 2 yrs ago before I went on the pump
and
> had extremely erratic control ( one night BG at 2 am 10, 2.6 at 8am-
luckily
> had symptoms, another night, similar BG at 2 am, similar work load and
stress,
> same dose of insulatard, so decided to eat 1 slice of toast: BG 15 at 8
am)
> On the plus side it was a quiet rural hospital so usually if I went low
there
> was time to eat, so as long as I had symptoms- ok
> On the down side the above meant sleep at night .I dreaded being
unrousable
> due to a hypo, as I,m sure in today's climate this would have been deemed
> unacceptable and I would have been declared unfit to deal with patients
>
> SO I was caught in the dreadful situation of being extremely anxious about
my
> lack of control  and it's implications for my future health and oftern
being
> symptomatic with hyper, because I was scared of having a severe hypo and
> loosing my job
> I probably would have been less anxious in the " good old days" where
> presumably such things were allowed to happen
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