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Work n Diabetes

Monday, August 24, 2015

Well back at the photography stuff n on the way out of the house I grab my meter case thinking it has my alternative meter in it that was my first mistake (thinking I'd grabbed the meter), things are going well nothing major mostly sitting around n shooting the breeze. Start feeling funny around 930/10am but no way to test n I haven't got a clue if I'm going hyper or hypo (I'm thinking hypo since I was already low when I woke up). Start sipping at my soda stream it's not really helping much but not much I can do about it. Lunch time comes n I break out ny packed lunch (tofu, cabbage salad n a soy pudding cup). Feel semi better so likely ny first guess of hypo was correct. I don't correct for lunch because I'm scared of a major hypo so go without. Before leaving I grab some fruit (grapes) from the communal table because I know 6 grapes is enough to raise my levels by a few points if low n since I need to drive home on the hiway it's a safe bet that the grapes are a good option. Get home n test 5.2 not bad but it means that the grapes did their job long enough for me to get home. Lesson learned is yo make sure I really do have my back up meter in my pack at all times because today could have gone south fast.
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    When I first started insulin, I was told by the DE AND nurse that if there was ever a question of being hyper or hypo but I couldn't test, I should always treat as if hypo. The reason is that being high for a short period of time (until able to test and take corrective action) will not kill me (or cause extreme damage as it's only for a short time) but a low...... well I could go into a diabetic coma and that could lead to death.

    So if I am ever in that situation, I always treat as if hypo....
    1636 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    Diabetes testing can be troubling.
    1637 days ago
    Glad things worked out. Pls take care of yourself
    1637 days ago
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