How Low Can You Go?
Unfortunately, I am not talking about doing the limbo, I am talking about blood sugars. The reason that I am writing this is because last night brought about the lowest blood sugar that I have had in my 9 years of having diabetes. At least, the lowest that I have recorded by testing my blood sugar. I have been doing a lot of testing with my insulin to carb ratios and basal rates and measuring out the food instead of just guessing, so I am going low a lot lately. Last night was a bad one.
After eating dinner and even having a bowl of Frosted Flakes as a snake before bed, I tried to go to sleep around 10:30-11:00, which is way too early for me. But don’t worry, I didn’t stay asleep for very long, because I was woken up at about 1:30 a.m. with a low blood sugar. I don’t usually test my sugar when it’s low, because I know it’s low, so I just try and treat it and test later. This time, I decided to test my blood sugar before drinking down two big ole’ glasses of orange juice. The meter said, 41. That is the lowest blood sugar that I have ever had. I had one at 45 a few years ago, but nothing lower than that.
It took me 2 glasses of orange juice, 7 munchkins (they were left over from Sunday breakfast) and a granola bar. After I felt good enough to allow myself to go back to sleep, I woke up 6 hours later and my blood sugar was 161. So, even after all that sugar that went into my body, I didn’t even really over-treat the low like I do every single other time.
What is the lowest blood sugar that you ever had?
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