Monday, June 13, 2011
A Low lower than my Age
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.