Bad night

mjhorgan
By mjhorgan Latest Reply 2014-03-03 10:18:19 -0600
Started 2014-03-01 16:46:23 -0600

I had a bad night. These thing happened every so often. My wife and I went out to eat, and I miscalculated (big time) the carbs in my food. I ended going extremely low at 2:00 am. My wife woke up to me struggling in bed. She test and I was 24!!! She tried with the OJ, but I could not drink. Then I fell off the bed onto our hardwood floors and night stand next to the bed. I cut my arm badly, I my forearm is all bruised. MY wife had her hands on the phone ready to call 911 because I was moving too much for her to give me a glucigon shot. She was finally bale to give me the shot, and we stayed up to watch my sugars. These nights suck, but after 34 years with type 1, I have learned that it is not always easy to balance food, insulin, and activity. 99 percent of the time I get it right, It is just that 1 percent. I did go onto to ski race today and came in first in my age group. I got a gold medal at the race today. My wife is a life saver.


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Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-03-03 10:18:19 -0600 Report

It's good that your wife knows what to do and was able to carry it out. That has to be frightening for both of you. Stories like this just remind me how amazing our bodies are when they work right. All the calculations and things our bodies do every second of the day....glad to hear you rebounded to wing gold!! You are a trooper!

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2014-03-03 10:01:34 -0600 Report

Prior to pumping, I was having frequent and severe low BG's. My husband learned how to give me a glucagon shot when that happened. We always keep a glucagon kit handy, in case it's ever needed. Just remember to check the expiration date and replace it when expired. They are not very expensive Ask you doctor to give you a prescription for one.
Congrats on the gold! I did recreational ski racing for three years and enjoyed it…before I blew out my anterior cruciate ligament. Still skied afterwards with a knee brace but it ended my racing aspirations!

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-03-01 17:28:05 -0600 Report

Congrats on your Gold medal MJ, and to your wife for getting you the glucagon injection in time.

God's best!
James

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