So yesterday I was on my way to Wal-Mart and felt my blood sugar getting low so as soon as I got in the store I headed for the orange juice and got a small bottle to drink. Now this has ALWAYS done the trick before, however, this time something went really, really wrong :(. My blood sugar kept getting lower and lower, I grabbed a serving of chocolate milk-surely this on top of the orange juice should bring it back up! No dice, I'm getting worried now I can barely function, I use the electric carts as I can't walk far distances (back problems), and I have to stop frequently and just lay my head on my arms. Thankfully a lady saw this and recognized I was having serious problems. She touched my arm and asked if I was okay, I managed to get out 'no, I'm diabetic, blood sugar too low'. She said 'hold on I have something to help you', she looked for glucose tabs in her purse but couldn't find any…she then said 'I'll be right back'. She came back with her boyfriend and said he was also diabetic and he handed me a glucose tablet. She said 'go ahead it won't hurt you', I could barely chew. She offered to call 911, I said 'wait a few minutes, see if this works'. I had tried some kind of glucose tablets years ago but they didn't work so I never bothered with them I just tried to keep some juice with me but didn't always have some. It took about 10 minutes and I actually started to feel a little better and 10 minutes after that she said 'you're starting to look better'. I said 'I can't thank you enough!'. I would have called 911 on my cell but my cell phone won't work in Wal-Mart! And as busy as it was in the store this lady was the ONLY person who bothered to ask if I was okay!! So I managed to make my purchase and got home safely, thank God for that couple. I just might have gone into a coma if not actually die right there in the store. Of course I was soaked from sweating so profusely, that was nasty business. Once I got home I laid down on the sofa and slept for 4 hours. It takes so much out of me when I go through lows like that but that was the absolute worse low I have ever experienced. Now I carry a pack of glucose tabs with me along with a tube of glucose gel.
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