I never thought I would experience a low since I always run high. Until insulin was introduced, then I got on that band wagon. Not a fun one to be sure. But at least I can tell when I am dropping. I get all weird feeling, shaking, and a little dizzy. So far I have always been able to get to my meter to see what is going on and treat my low.
But there are some who don't know until it's so low they just pass out. This is called "Hypoglycemia Unawareness" and there are diabetics out there who struggle with this. I found a great article that talks about it: http://www.everydayhealth.com/health-report/c...
One of the most interesting things was the idea that the loss of ability to "feel the drop" can be reversed if you can avoid a low for at least two weeks. It seems, like everything else, our bodies adapt to what we put them through, and multiple lows can be part of that.
It was also interesting that the loss of the ability to recognize a low is more common in women than men.
Do you know when you are low? What are your signals? How do you treat it? Have you ever dropped so low you couldn't do for yourself?
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