Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Oh, Right. I'm Supposed To Feel That.

I was engulfed in a work project this morning; sorting and organizing.

Then I heard a muffled BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! from my purse. I know that alarm - that's a you're-low-and-haven't-been-paying-attention-to-me yell from Jim.

Except I wasn't feeling anything resembling that eating a horse, on a rollercoaster, while drunk experience. Hmm.

I pulled out my meter, instead of the CGM, to do some fact-checking first.


Well, I'll be darned!
 As soon as I saw the 58 mg/dL flash on the screen, the low symptoms rode in. On a speeding train. At 80 miles per hour.

Why do my symptoms sometimes show up only after I see the proof on the meter or CGM screen? Is it that my body suddenly feels a need to ask permission to feel like crap? Is the panic of seeing such a low number a tipping point of some sort?

Will I ever know the answer to these sorts of diabetes mysteries? 

Probably not.

11 comments:

  1. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in what I am doing, I don't even really take note of the symptoms. But once I say hmm I should test or look at my CGM it's like OOOO yeah! I do feel like crap! Not the best, but good thing that we have technology to help us along this crazy life we lead!

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  2. Are you supposed to feel that? Not sure. The same thing happens to me, though, and then I wonder the same things--the panic of the low number is a likely culprit for me...

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  3. It's sort of like a paper cut or bruise. Sometimes you never know it's there until you look down and actually see the evidence. Then it's like the biggest thing on your mind. Except with a low, you won't be ok to have never known it was there unlike a cut or bruise.

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  4. I sometimes get so accustomed to the feeling that it no longer is anything "new".

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  5. Stress! Stress, even if it's not - the boss is screaming at me kind, will hide symptoms. This has happened to me several times in the last couple weeks as my job has been a lot busier than normal.

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  6. I was running errands today and I didn't feel low until I heard the Dex beep. Then I needed a candy bar. NOW!

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  7. Happens to me too - and nope, I have no idea why either. I guess we'll just have to chalk it up to a D-Mystery and be thankful for our CGMs!!

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  8. Happened to me... tonight! I heard the beep and thought, "I don't feel low." I was 63 mg/dL and instantly felt low. Oh diabetes...

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  9. yes! this happens to me ALL THE TIME. even when i have some symptoms, it's like when i see the numbers on the screen, BAM! (i now have the urge to add #BAMthereitis) ;)

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  10. All I know is that one moment I can be feeling fine, and the next moment I feel awful. I don't even have to look at my CGM. It's amazing how fast the symptoms can come on -- just be glad you still have them! :-)

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  11. I am so glad I'm not the only one who feels this. I actually had a friend call me out on it. They were all "you were fine until you tested and then all of a sudden you went all weird." I felt embarassed because I couldn't explain it!

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