By ali21 Latest Reply 2012-11-04 00:10:14 -0500
Started 2012-10-29 18:42:30 -0500

Hey guys! Just a question I dropped low tonight and I didn't feel it right away.. Normally I feel it right away. Why did this happen?

12 replies

Nick1962 2012-10-30 11:01:01 -0500 Report

It might be like James suggests you are becoming desensitized. I know at first I always felt lows, but I can hit below 50 now without any signs like shaking or nausea. Good thing I don't hit them often anymore.

ali21 2012-10-30 11:07:40 -0500 Report

The weird thing is I'm only 22 though. I really haven't had that many lows before

Nick1962 2012-10-30 11:32:02 -0500 Report

You'd be really suprised at how your sugars can jump around. Being young usually means you have a much better metabolism too. I tested once about 4 times in a row and got readings 40+ points apart. Your meter can be up to 20% off too, so if your meter said 60, in reality it could have been 72 which might have been outside your threshold of feeling it as a low.

jayabee52 2012-10-29 19:39:04 -0500 Report

have you dropped low frequently in the past? That could to lead to being insensitive to hypos.

ali21 2012-10-29 19:41:27 -0500 Report

Not really… I was at work though so maybe I was distracted.. But I really panicked