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A Low lower than my Age

June 13, 2011

I had a post planned for today, until I woke up at 1AM, tested my blood sugar and it was 23 mg/dL.  I believe that this is officially my lowest BG.  I was laying there in my bed feeling as though I hadn’t fallen asleep yet.  If I’m really tired and still can’t fall asleep, it tends to be because my blood sugar is low.  So I rolled over and tested.  And I saw 23.  I didn’t know how I had dropped from 218 in such a short time (I didn’t look at the clock before I tested), but my thought process was “okay, grab a juice box.”  So I did.  I grabbed one juice box, gulped that, tried to play basketball with the box and my trash can, then laid back down.  I left the light on so that I would know I needed to test again.  I never fell back asleep, but I kind of re-awoke realizing I was way too hot and sweaty for the temperature it was supposed to be outside.  I rolled over again and then I was 34 mg/dL at 1:15.  That is when I went into panic mode.  I grabbed a juice box, then 4 glucose tabs, then justifying that I needed two more.  I didn’t want another juice box, but I also didn’t want the chalky taste in my mouth anymore.  I walked into the kitchen and grabbed my dried strawberries.  And I chomped on those until they were almost all gone and I thought I would be too high if I finished the whole container (I think there might be 5 left in there).  I laid back down and thought of everything bad that could possibly happen.  I thought of calling my parents to tell them that I was okay, and then realized that would just send them into even more of a panic getting that call at 1AM.  I left the light on again because I needed to test.  I think I grabbed my nook and played Angry Birds.  Then a half hour later tested and I was 132.  But I was so damn scared that I kept waking up every few hours.  And this is the day I got to go into work a little later and therefore grab a little extra sleep.  I was 196 this morning, so I should’ve been capable of functioning, but I wasn’t.  I sat in my bed for quite a while, and then with 15 minutes left before I needed to leave, realized I should get dressed.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 13, 2011 5:47 PM

    Ugh lows suck! I feel like we should get time off of work because of them! I am glad to hear you are ok! I have never been that low before, I think my lowest was 32. Hopefully it won't ever happen again. live and learn!

  2. June 13, 2011 10:25 PM

    I'm glad you're okay and happy you got dressed.

  3. June 15, 2011 3:49 AM

    23 is so crazy. I feel if I saw that number id pass out alone from the panic. Im glad you are ok now.

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