I have a problem with LOWS. . . . don't know I am low until I am in the 50's. Most lows happen at night, and by the time I know I am low, I can hardly function enough to correct it.
Last night about 3:00am, I woke up and heard a beep. I am now on oxygen at night because of my Pulmonary Hypertension (A heart condition, that causes lung problems), so I assumed (yeah, I know) it was the oxygen concentrator and went back to sleep. The only part I remember was waking up to loud continually beeping. My hands were shaking and I was covered in sweat, I reached for Dexter and it said 40. I grabbed my meter and after taking about 7 mins to check my BS, I found out I was 32. I searched for something, but to no avail. I practically crawled to the kitchen, and managed to find juice. I fell asleep in the kitchen and woke up about 15 mins. later. My BS was up to 62 by then. I couldn't believe that had happened. I checked Dexter, and sure enough out of the middle of no where there was a huge drop for no reason. You can see in the picture how fast the whole thing happened. Matter of fact, its hard to see it in the picture. (Talk about a yucky headache!)
I am just so blessed that Dexter woke me up, and I was able to do something. When you have scary moments like this, it makes you feel happy that technology has been able to advance this far. DEXTER I LOVE YOU! THANKS for saving my life, and brain cells! I have been freaked out ever since I have read that lows cause brain damage, and can lead to memory loss, and Alzheimer's disease later in life. I already have a crappy memory!
On a lighter note, I had the best nachos tonight with my friends! It was awesome, and thanks to Pumpsley, my BS only got up to 145 and stayed below that for 3 hours. Oh how I LOVE being able to change bolus rates to cover naughty foods! Life is good!!!