I recently started intensive insulin therapy to get my BG under control and have had great success so far. Previously I had never experienced any sort of lows, until January of this year I never even saw numbers below 150 on my meter.
Currently I use a long acting (Levemir) and a short acting (Novolog) insulin as well as Byetta. I take 20 units of the Levemir at night, about two hours after my evening meal but I have had a couple of events happen that suggest I might need to split that dose up into half in the a.m and half in the p.m..
During sleep, I have been awoken at least twice over the last several months by dreams that I think were indicators that I was going low (meter readings were 70 and 74, which isn't technically a low but the lowest I've ever had).
I ate glucose tabs to get my BG back up each time but the odd part is what I was dreaming — in both instances I was engaged in activity that symbolized going low. The first time it happened I dreamt I was sinking underwater and had my arms bound somehow that prevented me from swimming back to the surface.
The other time it happened I dreamt I was falling down a deep tunnel and couldn't find anything to grab to pull myself back up and out.
In both cases, testing showed me that I was low, or at least the lowest I had ever been. Have any of you experienced similar symptoms with warnings coming through via dreams? And do you think I should ask my doctor about splitting up the evening dose of the Levemir?
Any info would be greatly appreciated, thanks! :)
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