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RE: [IPk] Severe hypo -my fault



That's quite salutary. Glad you came through OK.

I guess one thing from that is that I need to give my house-sharers written
as well as verbal instructions, to try and help stave off the panic.

Julian

> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]
> Sent: 14 November 2001 22:58
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: [IPk] Severe hypo -my fault
> 
> 
> Yesterday morning my husband could not arouse me from a 
> severe hypo and called an ambulance. I never have unconscious 
> hypos but when I got the pump I told him where the Glucagon 
> was and instructed him on how to give it but he panicked and 
> forgot all about it. I dont remember any of it but my bg was 
> 1mmol/litre apparently. When I came round I naturally refused 
> hospital transfer and slept it off for most of the morning. I 
> could not understand why it had happened but when I later 
> heard my pump bleep I realised it was on a temp basal rate 
> and looked at the rate .It was at 12units per hour! and had 
> been from the night before when my blood sugar was in the 20s 
> and I had given a dose by injection to bring it down and set 
> it to the max basal rate of 12 only instead of for 1 hr as i 
> usually do it was for 24. It has really frightened me because 
> how low can one;s bg drop the pump could have gone on giving 
> me insulin at that rate for another 12 hrs . I gues  if I had 
> been on my own I woul!
> !
> !
> !
> d not be here to tell the tale Carmel 
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