Scary lows

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2012-12-28 11:06:04 -0600
Started 2012-12-27 20:38:43 -0600

Hey guys!
Ever since I've gotten good control over my diabetes I have gotten a lot more lows then i used to. Unfortunately in result of this I have developed a fear of going too low and something happening to me when I'm alone or in public. I just want to know how low you have to be before you faint or have a seizure.

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Nick1962 2012-12-28 11:06:04 -0600 Report

To add to James' response, lows effect us differently. I don't feel mine, but have had quite a few 40's which may have contributed to a couple blackouts I experienced. Not getting low is the key so i always try to be eating something (even just a handful of nuts) every few hours and especially before bed. Haven't had a problem for years now.

jayabee52 2012-12-27 21:04:41 -0600 Report

Really Annon there is no one set point at which one blacks out or has a seizure. That is a very individual thing.

To be on the safe side when I am driving I like to keep my BG levels at about 130 when I have to maintain a clear head and avoid blackouts. I had been driving about 500 miles one way when going to see "Jem" before we were married and settled in 1 place. I was injecting NPH morning and evening at that time, and really never had a problem with hypos at all.

James Baker

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