I'm pretty new to all this and have not had too many issues with hypoglycemia. Actually, the two previous episodes were both on a Tuesday because I was over scheduled and did not take time to eat correctly (or at all). I reviewed my schedule and deleted quite a few things so I would make sure to take the time needed to take care of myself.
I exercise every morning and check my blood sugar right before I leave. If it is in the 80's, I grab a piece of fruit to munch on before I take off and count the carbs in my breakfast which I eat when I return. If It is in the 90's or more, I don't worry about it. My riding partner knows that I have diabetes and knows to call my hubby, if I have any issues. I take plenty of water, some glucose tablets and my cell phone. I guess I should take my monitor but haven't so far. I return home and have my breakfast which is usually a cup of green tea and two slices of peanut butter toast (40 carbs).
The problem is that today, I got up and had breakfast with my family before church. I usually ride 75 miles a week but don't ride my bike on Sunday's to give my body a rest. I had my usual cup of hot tea with a bagel and cream cheese around 7:45am. We left for church and returned around 12:30pm.
About halfway home, I started feeling weird; really tired, grumpy, hungry and couldn't concentrate. I had my meter with me and glucose tablets but did not think to either take my levels or take a few tablets. I just thought, I'd check my levels when I get home which was 20 minutes away. Just so you know, I was not driving, my hubby was driving. As soon as I got home, I changed clothes and then sat down and took my blood sugar. I started to get up twice to help my hubby make breakfast but was too tired. My blood sugar was 62. I was kind of freaked out as this was my first low blood sugar. I sat down and had 1.5 cups of cantaloupe and felt better by the time I finished. I did forget to take my blood sugar again as I started to help my hubby make breakfast for our grandsons.
How do most of you deal with this? Two things have crossed my mind today; how do you take your blood sugar when you're a bit shaky and how do you remember to take it when you're not thinking straight? Does this need to be reported to my doctor since it is a one time thing?
Thank you all in advance for your comments
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