low bg

By Turtle Latest Reply 2010-01-05 23:04:20 -0600
Started 2010-01-02 21:14:15 -0600

I checked my bg before dinner and it was 42. I could barely function. I inhaled my dinner because I was so hungry. I tried not to eat so fast but I ate fast any way.

Staff gave me 3 home made choco chip cookies at med time but I am still hungry.


20 replies

Turtle 2010-01-05 18:12:20 -0600 Report

JULIE - How I wish sometimes I could have a friend or two or more from here to come be with me and be my advocate. I do not do well at it for myself unfortuneatly. I need someone to hold my hand for awhile. Just love me as I am maybe. I am sounding pathetic. I will stop.

AddassaMari 2010-01-05 18:30:18 -0600 Report

No you are not sounding pathetic. We all need unconditional love. You deserved to be loved and treated with respect.

Agape, (love)

JulieC 2010-01-05 18:49:43 -0600 Report

Well Turtle, I think you have alot of friends on here…and we can help you…but you NEED to find a friend there, to help you and watch out for you. I see alot with my job..and everyone HAS to have some one to be there in person with them and for them. I dont know all of your story…Im new here…But dont ever think you sound pathetic…you dont .

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-01-05 23:04:20 -0600 Report

Of course you are NOTpathetic!! But I can understand why you might think that as all of our lives we are trained to NOT complain, it isn't just for the boys, "don't cry"! Well we all know where that train of thought can lead us, and YOU ARE NOT ALONE! What about that one nurse that turned nice when she carried your gift in to you!! Unfortunately, bribes do help!! Maybe we could all send you cards and letters and overflood their nurses' office, maybe if they knew that you had so many friends that they will be accountable to, it might help!! Will continue to pray for you, Robbin!! PR

packrat2 2010-01-03 18:03:21 -0600 Report

turtle…I know what you mean about eating everything in sight…one time when low I ate a one pound box of cherry chocolates, and yes I did feel sick the rest of the day…regards packrat2

Turtle 2010-01-04 22:26:42 -0600 Report

oh packrat - how sick you must have been!!!

I had another low this am and staff would not believe me…they made me recheck. Well my doc said to check first thing in the am before I do anything. I am being written up for that. I will talk to Dani the head nurse as soon as she is on a reg shift. Tomorrow I hope. My life feels turned upside down recently for some reason. I do not feel trusted or loved. I guess that sounds stupid. Why should staff love me. Maybe valued is a better way to put it.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-01-04 23:35:08 -0600 Report

Oh, Dear, Turtle, I am so sorry that they don't believe you, there is nothing more dangerous than not being believed. Can't your Dr make it a daily order? We always had one in the hospital on our diabetic pts, more than just once a day —four times in fact! Hugs, PR

JulieC 2010-01-05 04:59:36 -0600 Report

Sounds to me like they are giving too much of some kind of med…lows are bad…and then they dont believe you. Im so sorry for you…I hope you get feeling better…you need some there to watch out for you and be your advicate.

Turtle 2010-01-03 14:05:17 -0600 Report

Thank you everyone for your support and kind words. It has been a little low off and on since then. When I ate lunch today, I was so hungry I guess I was not eating slow enough and I bit a big bite in my cheek. That hurts and it is still bleeding. I have a headache too. My numbers are back up so I think I am ok, at least for now. My body is just reacting to the lows I have had.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-01-03 14:44:28 -0600 Report

That whole prosess is so TIRING, Robbin! Rest, and do your thing, sweet lady!! Oh, I had to tell you that I got Corky a new BED—I THOUGHT that is was big enough—-NOT, She was so excited about getting it, she TRIES to CURL up in it with her head hanging out over it—-I was just thinking of Sunny too, they look about the same size, so if you need a laugh, just imagine Sunny in abed—too small—-yet affectionatlly trying to please her buddy!! Looking up at you with those big brown eyes, "yow, if you say it is big enough, surely it is"—-then a few wags of her tail! haha—Love you , Turtle and hopefully you can get lined out again!! Hugs, Pat R

AddassaMari 2010-01-03 17:19:24 -0600 Report

Turtle, I hope things get themselves sortd. I have only had one low and it was a scary feeling (hope it never happens again).

Pat, I take it Corky is a dog.Sound like she was, ah, short-sheeted. LOL

Turtle 2010-01-03 18:51:37 -0600 Report

PAT - my love to Corky. Maybe you could take a picture and show it to me on the computer???

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-01-04 13:11:57 -0600 Report

I wished that I could get a pic of her, yes, she is a dog—a special needs doggy, I will try to learn how to get newer pics on again, this new printer doest "recognize my PC "part of the time and haven't had the ooomph to get it acquainted, found a short cut method, but not the pic thing—-Love you, Robbin!! Where would we be without our PUPPIES??! PR

Hinboyz3 2010-01-03 06:47:46 -0600 Report

Oh Turtle, Im sorry to hear your under the weather a little, but things will get better soon. I see your in good hands people that care are all around you. Keep your friends here on DB informed of your progress. Hug Sunny for me!!

JulieC 2010-01-03 05:33:31 -0600 Report

I hope your feeling better. That is the most awfull feeling ever and scarry. If my bs gets low like that ( not very often) I want to eat everything in sight…then I feel sick the whole rest of the day. They told me eat 1-2 servings of carbs and wait 15 min and then check your bs. but dont eat any more than that…easier said than done.

Susie624 2010-01-03 05:06:55 -0600 Report

Hope you are feeling better this morning.Sounds like your new year started off bad. Things have to start looking up.I know what you mean about stay hungry though.Seems like I stay that way myself.Maybe we just cant find we want to eat.I have heard that if you are wanting certain food that no matter what you eat you will still feel hungry until you eat it.Power of suggestion i suppose.AS said I hope you get to feeling better soon,hugs to you,Linda

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-01-03 00:05:18 -0600 Report

Hi, robbin! Sorry about your low, the only time I have one is when it is medically induced with Glipizide, had it hit 42, and lower—-wondered why I was so sweaty, ears ringing—etc as that was new to me, as the highs had been the only problem I had until they put me on glipizide. I need to consult with my Dr after Jan 15th, when Medicare will pay for it, once every 3 months, I think it is—-have learned how to manage it by cutting the Glipizide in 1/4ths—-but probably isn't the thing to do over a long period of time. nighty night! PR

Harlen 2010-01-02 21:53:19 -0600 Report

It is hard to stop even when you know you have had all you need
hope your feelling better soon

spiritwalker 2010-01-02 21:17:51 -0600 Report

I hope your are feeling better. Lows can be very scary. I have had several over the last 20 some years. Keep us posted
on how you are doing.