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!|
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?
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!ReplyDelete
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...ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I sometimes get so accustomed to the feeling that it no longer is anything "new".ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I was running errands today and I didn't feel low until I heard the Dex beep. Then I needed a candy bar. NOW!ReplyDelete
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!!ReplyDelete
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...ReplyDelete
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) ;)ReplyDelete
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! :-)ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete