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Re: [IPk] Re: Frustrated and fed-up...



Hi Diana
I find with myself in the last year or so an increasing worry over things
like baths and sleeping through the night. In saying that I also have to say
the only times I've been admitted to hospital has been through high blood
sugars. Yet I am hugely worried about hypos and always have been. I guess
for me although I can rationlise the facts in my head I still can panic. To
the point that when younger I purposely ran high to avoid hypos. Maybe other
people do this too?
I'm not sure but if you can't feel heat then you may end up hypo cause the
baths too hot? Not to sure on that theory though!
Hilly
----- Original Message -----
From: "Diana Maynard" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2001 7:02 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: Frustrated and fed-up...


> On Thu, 15 Mar 2001, you wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I don't think anyone should feel guilty for claiming DLA or for that
matter
> > any other benefit they are entitled to.  Each claim for benefit is
> > individual and whether you qualify or not is unique to your individual
> > needs.  However I understand how easy it is to feel guilty, I certainly
did
> > when I first claimed, but I know that I have not been able to lead a
full
> > and active life because of my diabetes.  It is the times when I need
help,
> > when i am still feeling terrible 2 hours after a bad hypo, when I want
to
> > have a bath safely etc that I accept I am entilted to DLA.  Personally
even
> > working part-time leaves me physically shattered, I would not be able to
> > work full time without becoming physically ill.
>
> Hi Abbey
> I'm afraid I don't understand why having had hypos when you have a bath is
such
> a problem for you. Surely if you test your BG before you have a bath, and
if
> it's low eat something first, and don't have baths soon after injecting
(all of
> which is common sense for anyone with diabetes), it shouldn't be a
problem?
> Even if you have no hypo awareness, it shouldn't be too difficult.
> or am I missing something here?
>
>  Di
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