Monday, August 4, 2014

No, really?

I had one of Those Lows last night.

You know the one.

I woke up feeling anxious. My pillow and sheets and pjs were soaked. My stomach was in knots of hunger and my brain felt like it was vibrating. I grabbed my bottle of glucose tabs off my bedside drawer and dumped five in my hand and put all five in my mouth at once. I pulled my pump o ut to check my CGM and notice it has been out of range for 40 minutes (I must have been sleeping on my transmitter).

I check my blood sugar while using every ounce of energy to chew the tabs.

Hands shake so bad when you need them not to.

My meter came back.

(~33 for my US friends)

10 Glucose tablets and a slice of bread with peanut butter, and a glass of almond milk with an upward arrow on the CGM later.....I slept like a baby.

I woke up at 5.3, like a champ!


  1. Wow, even with my poor conversion skills I know 1.9 is super low. Glad everything turned out okay in the morning!

    1. 33 mg/dcl ;)

      I came up quickly thank goodness!

  2. How you even came close to not eating your entire kitchen ASTOUNDS ME. You are a superhero!

    1. It was hard. Especially when I couldn't find the peanut butter.
      We also had lots of junk food left from our camping trip, so not eating a whole bag of swedish berries covered in marshmallows, chocolate and salt and vinegar chips was....hard.

      I just felt so desperate for food, but the PB sandwich always satisfies.

  3. 10 tabs AND a half-sandwich AND milk...and woke up without having overtreated? I'm impressed! (and a bit scared at what may have happened if you hadn't consumed those 70 or so carbs...)

    1. Me too! It was a freak incident too. I am spoiled in that I usually bounce back quickly after 4 tabs and a basal reduction. Something made me get up and get more this time.