I didn't realize how big a problem this was becoming until just now.
A few years ago, I was having problems with low blood sugars. My sugar would get very low very quickly and I wouldn't have enough mind power to address the problem. I scared my co-workers, sister, parents, etc. more than once acting confused and obstinate when my sugar would get low. I eventually got through it and my sugar stopped dropping and it hasn't been a problem... until now.
Now, a few years later, my sugar is dropping and I cannot feel it at all. I had an "episode" a few weeks ago where my parents called me and I wasn't making any sense over the phone (sound familiar?). They came to my house and force-fed me and I started acting right again. After I started feeling okay again, we checked my sugar, and it was in the 60s. Didn't think much of it but maybe I should have.
Because, now what I've discovered is that I am in full command when it's low. For example, I am at work right now and I have been a little tired. I finally decided to check my sugar just to be on the safe side and discovered it was 46. I am fully able to think, concentrate, and work (I have a job in IT) and my sugar is 46 (I'm eating Skittles, btw; I didn't run to WebMD without first addressing the more urgent/immediate issue). I hesitate to think what it might have been when I was confused the other night. 20s? Teens?
So I said all that to say this- what do I do? If I feel almost fine in the 40s, how do I fix that? Can you become re-sensitized to low sugars after becoming desensitized to them? I live alone and am honestly scared now that I could die from this. If my sugar falls too low and I can't feel it until its too late... scary thought.View Thread
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