I had my first real low the other night – the first time in a very long time. You feel a bit woozy – like the way you feel after having a couple drinks and things just start to feel so light and in a way, silly. You notice your fingers start to shake a little, like when you’ve had a little too much coffee. Mouth becomes numb, almost tingling. Visually focusing is difficult too and everything is kind of blurring together. On the brink of a cold sweat, your entire body starts tingling. All the while, you feel like stuffing your face to curb the random cravings you’re having. Yes, this was definitely a low. I checked my blood sugar, and the glucometer read: 52.
First thought – OH shizz. This is bad. Must. Eat. Something.
Lows are no good and can be quite scary! Worst case scenario is loss of consciousness. Let’s not think about that possibility. Us diabetics work so hard at guaging our bodies, and being on top of our health. A combination of exercise, foods we choose to eat, checking BG levels, and insulin dosages can be just right, yet fatal at times. Take care of yourselves and hopefully no lows will happen to you like it did to me this past week!