I just wanted you to know you are not alone. My husband had many lows like that and would get mad if I called 911 but if he won't eat there is no choice. No one knows what it's like unless they experience this. My husband switched doctors and is doing a lot better now. She put him on an all day insulin in the morning and he takes 3 shots a day. He also checks his bs several times a day now. He was not doing that. Selfish on his part, considering what WE go thru when he has so many lows. A pump might help, but he still would need to check his bs a lot. The only thing I have for his lows are glucose and orange juice. Even candy. Good luck. I'm here for support!View Thread
Just wanted to touch base with everyone and see how things are going. I hope there haven't been anymore 911 calls recently for any of you. We had a close call on vacation and have decided traveling and being out of the day to day routine is a challenge. My vision of retirement has changed. Does anyone have an insulin pump or wear a device that detects the highs and lows? I would love to know how successful they are.View Thread
I wish they would find a cure for this awful disease. My husband has had this for 40 years and he's done pretty good taking care of himself-sometimes in spite of himself. He's doing ok but these lows sometimes come so fast. I don't know anyone else going through this either, and I've looked for many years. My husband does not like me calling 911 either but, like you, there's a point where we know it will just get worse if they don't eat or drink; we have no choice. He understands that, I think. Anyway, it is upsetting to go through for BOTH of us, to say the least; especially when you don't see it coming. I thank everyone for sharing-it really does help to know we're not alone.View Thread
It IS very scary and no one really understands unless they're living it. I too have saved my husband's life many times. He's had two episodes in the last year when his blood sugar was 17 (the lowest it's ever been). He does not like to check his blood sugar and there are many times it could have been avoided if he had just checked. He is a very good/mild mannered man also but he gets so agitated and "out of it" when his blood sugar drops, he doesn't even remember a lot of it. It is very frustrating, isn't it. I wish I had advise for you, but I'm not sure what to do either. I called 911 at 6:00am the other day and after his blood sugar came up, had to go to work, but I was a mess. Maybe we can be a sounding board for each other! Hang in there!View Thread
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