Helping each other!

By dhopfer Latest Reply 2012-08-15 01:59:39 -0500
Started 2012-03-13 09:49:10 -0500

Hi Yall. I get scared when I am alone and my BG drops. Do You? I ate breakfast this morning then did some danceing and tread mill. Felt great. Started dishes and my BG dropped. It was 64 when I checked it. Took my relion to raise my sugar and then ate a bowl of ceriol. My BG is 139 now. While waiting for my BG to come up I wished I had someone to talk to just to reasure me or distract me while I waited. Does anyone else feel like this? Would there be anyway those that wanted to could exchange phone numbers se we could call each other when everything gets pear shaped? This is my second day alone. Hubby went back to work. It would sure be nice to here a reasuring voice when I get scared. Computers are great but some times hearing a kind voice is more helpfull. What do you think?

17 replies

Jccandals 2012-08-15 01:59:39 -0500 Report

I have a tendency to like to run high just because i do not like to run low blood sugars at all. Its scary to me also. I dont like driving around with issues, mine have only been this bad lately, I am running them high again

cindygal1 2012-08-11 13:43:25 -0500 Report

I would love to have you call me and talk when you need to. When my sugar drops I keep orange on hand and drink a small glass of it. The only time that I have ever really been scared was when my blood pressure went stroke level and I was home alone and no car. Got a neighbor to take to the doctor and my husband met me at the doctor's office and they got it down did not have to go on high blood pressure medication. I am never alone anymore my husband is retired, but has a rare blood disease for which there is no cure, so he spends a lot of time in bed, and I spend a lot of time on my computeer. I just got out of the hospital with penuomia, so there is not much I can do right now, they are wanting me to take it easy, and I am not a person to stay in the bed. I do a lot of reading, I voluteer at my chuch on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 9 to 12. So I am usually on hee, but when you want to call me. cindygal1

jayabee52 2012-08-11 13:56:22 -0500 Report

Cindy, it is not wise to post your phone number on a public bulletin board like this. Please go back in and edit it out.

If you wish to give someone your tele # do it through the DC inbox system.

This discussion board is monirored by Google and shows up in Google searches, so ANYONE,. even outside of DC could see your ph # and abuse it.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-08-11 13:53:41 -0500 Report

Cindygirl, please reconsider posting your phone number here. Everybody on the internet can read these posts. You could send a freind request to dhopfer. Then, if she accepts you can private message her and share information that the whole world cannot see.

CJ55 2012-08-11 00:42:20 -0500 Report

I am T2 and I have low BS too often. I do not drive anymore either. I start feeling the symptoms when my sugar drops to 75-80. For most diabetics that is a good number. For me, that means I know within minutes I will be at 30-35. I cant even count how many times I have been in the 30 range. I cannot function at all. I have to rely on my husband for help. If I am sleeping, my body will wake itself up and at that time my husband is so into sleep he cannot wake to help me. That is when I get very scared. I had a really bad experience last year with low BS and had to be rushed to the E R. The incident made me very aware of what can happen when I am too low. So, I test more often now and I don't mind at all when my husband reminds me to eat or if he asks me if I took my meds, or tested my BS. To some, they may call it nagging, to me, I thank God everyday for having such a caring husband. CJ \U+127801

CJ55 2012-08-11 08:51:15 -0500 Report

Yes I am very fortunate to have such a loving & caring husband. Thank you jayabee

Lambgirl 2012-08-10 23:33:14 -0500 Report

Oh yes i know how it is to have bg drop and have someone that you ask for help they walk away. my husband great for that. he not diabetic so , he doesn't know the effect it has and start scream at me (saying you should eat before going to bed) I always have a bed time snack and plus it happen in the store before . They no way i could live by myself :(

jlively1 2012-03-19 08:19:13 -0500 Report

As a hypoglycemic, I am always scared when my blood sugar drops. This is also why I don't like driving by myself. It seems like even when I do everything "right" my levels can still drop and it's frightening. I get really frustrated because it is difficult to exercise yet you need to exercise. Even when I do my walking I can have issues if I'm not careful.

veggieD 2012-03-17 20:41:46 -0500 Report

yeah my bs drops at odd hours especially at night. and everyone is asleep. or they wake up irritated because I am calling out for juice. i bottom to 39 sometimes and it is hard for me to walk downstairs to the fridge or kitchen. I have trouble speaking too to communicate what I need. when it gets that low. I can be asymptomatic and bottom out at the drop of a hat. scary!

sseddog 2012-03-13 12:48:49 -0500 Report

I would be happy to exchange numbers with you. I need some support myself as my husband is not supportive. e-mail me

KarynCandy29 2012-03-13 10:52:00 -0500 Report

((((dhopfer)))) I hope you are feeling better..I know how you feel I'm at home alone and when my sugars drop ..I get scared as well..who wouldn't..I think having diabetes is so hard and more so when a person is new to it..Me too I am new to this illness..and still get afraid ..awful thoughts go through my mind..
when I get a low..I think having a phone buddy for diabetes would be great..!!!
I don't think it would work out for me and you I live in Canada./. I could call you, I have free calling to the USA..Do you to Canada?
well I do so hope by now your feeling better ..take care


dhopfer 2012-03-13 11:43:08 -0500 Report

Thank you. no i dont have long distance to canada but maybe i could change that. i am feeling fine now, going to eat lunch soon. you take care.