Low Blood Sugar! One of the Most Horrible Moments of My Life!
Low blood sugar is one of the most awful feelings that I have ever experienced. The worst episode that I will never forget is when I woke up one night profusely sweating. I was shaking and feeling confused. On Top of that - another condition that I was dealing with kicked in...
...an anxiety attack!
I immediately jump up from my bed and headed straight for my monitor. My glucose level was in the 40s, never before had it been so low. I then headed straight to the...
...refrigerator. I had experienced hypoglycemia many times before, but not like this.
As I reached for the carton of orange juice I could feel my legs about to collapse under me, I was about to pass out. I quickly chugged about half of the juice that was in the carton and then started popping...
...peppermints. I knew I was taking in too much sugar but I was panicking and I felt like I was going to die! Afterwards all I could do was lie on the floor and wait. That was one of the most horrible moments of my life.
Low blood sugar is something that I wouldn't wish on my worse enemy. After what felt like an eternity, I began to feel better. Of course now my sugars were now high but I really didn't care. i just wanted to get rid of that feeling.
There are several causes for this condition. For diabetics it's one of two things - too much diabetes medications and not eating enough food to ward it off.
Low blood sugar or hypoglycemia is a condition that most diabetics will experience in their life sooner or later.
The term in Greek means "under-sweet blood".
All diabetics should always be prepared for this to happen even if you strictly manage your condition. I think many times of that experience and wonder what would've happened if I didn't have any sweets around.
I shudder when I think of it. Here's a list of things that you should always have around if you are diabetic - just in case you experience an attack:
hard candy (like peppermints)
orange or apple juice
fruit - the juice acts faster!
All of these are high sugar content foods and will go to work immediately to raise your glucose level.
You should always have at least one of the above with you where ever you go. It would be a sad situation to have a low blood sugar attack when you are out and...
...about and have nothing to reverse the reaction (I've been here also, so I'm talking from experience). Don't get caught off guard.
Although I have never worn one, a diabetic bracelet would be a good thing to wear just in case. At least someone would know what's wrong with you, should you pass out.
This condition can kill you (although this is rare, it does happen). It can also cause brain damage.
The symptoms may include:
rapid heart beat
I hope amd pray that you never have to go through this. Always be prepared and stay deligent and alert when it comes to food and medication intake.