Getting a low blood sugar in the middle of the night really does affect all the people in the house. I have had a low blood sugar a few nights in a row and it sucks when I do because I feel bad because it wakes Amanda up. She’s a teacher and with school starting back up again, she needs to get up around 5:30 – 6:00 and when I wake up at 2-3 a.m. with a low blood sugar making noise to get candy or to go out into the kitchen to get some OJ, she always wakes up and stays awake a bit to make sure that I am feeling ok.
This low blood sugar then affects her sleep and trust me, she needs her sleep.
During wedding week when all of my family was here I had a low blood sugar at my house before we were leaving to head over to the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. At this time, I had my parents, grandmother and her husband, and a few others in my house. I tested and mentioned that I was having a low blood sugar and I needed some juice. My mother and grandmother kicked into action real quick. Mother got the juice, grandmother made a half of sandwich. Then for the next 30 minutes they were both asking me if I felt fine, was everything ok, did I need something else, etc.
This is yet another way that shows how much diabetes affects not just the person living with it, but those that surround them and I’d like to give a big thank you to all of those people.