Saturday, March 6, 2010

low blood sugar

I had two low blood sugars today! I hate the feeling when you get a low blood sugar. It's actually quite scary at times. For those of you who do not know, when you experience a low blood sugar you start to feel week, start sweating, experience severe temperature changes, loose your complexion, possibly start having double vision, and extreme shaking. I am lucky. I have never had a seizure from my blood sugars being too high or too low. I have come close though. One time when I was at Cracker Barrel with my family, my sugar got so low to the point that I had to be helped to a table so I could sit down and drink some orange juice. To this day, I have no idea what happened. I can't recall any of it. That just scares me. Also, the thought of having a low blood sugar in the middle of the night bothers me too. I am an RA at one of the dorms at my school and earlier this year a resident in one of the neighboring dorms went into a diabetic comma from a low blood sugar. If he had not been found, he could have died. It's scary to live with diabetes because it can be unpredictable at times and something may go wrong when you least expect it.

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