I HAD TO USE IT! Karsyn was diagnosed 6/17/06 at 4 yrs old. We took the diabetes classes and learned about the Glucagon shot. But they were saying that hardly anyone ever has to use it anymore but just in case, here's how. Well, I guess in the back of my mind I figured I could control this thing to the point of not having to use it. Unfortunately, Friday morning I brought my two children with me to work and I heard Karsyn fighting with my other saying "Fine then, I'm not playing!" and stormed up by me. She got to me with a full blown upset fit and I handled it like a sibling rivalry issue. Then I decided I better check her blood sugar because she was so irrational. I went down the hall in a hurry and she followed (the older sister was with her) and I heard her bumping into walls, I looked back and she was stumbling and visibly dizzy. She was about to fall out. I ran and swept her up, held her in my arms, and begged her to drink some Sprite. I tried to get her to eat Glucose tablets but she was already going in and out of consciousness. She was so weak and out of it she couldn't wrap her little mouth around the straw. I knew I had to do something fast. The only thing my panicked mind could do was to get out that shot and inject it. When I laid her on the ground, she was already passed out. I just knew she was going to start siezing. Very scary sight for a momma. The Glucagon shot brought her bs reading from "LO" to 34 in 2 minutes. This whole experience from the time she came to me upset to the time I injected the shot was only at the maximum, 2 minutes. That fast it happened. She usually comes to me with the signs of being hungry first. Well, that didn't happen that day. She had no signs. I didn't know that could happen with no signs. I guess that's why I thought it wouldn't happen to us. So anyway, after she came back to us, I called her doctor to let hiim know what happened. The nurse told me that if she has been experiencing too many lows, her body will not tell her she is low anymore. It will heed the warning signs. Ever since diagnosis, we have been decreasing her insulin and she has been constantly running low (20-80). I have a hard time knowing how much energy is burned when they swim. She loves to swim and is always doing so. That morning at 9:00 we ate breakfast (1/2 sausage and biscuit, one whole sausage patty, and 7 hashbrowns) which was not enough carbs for her 2.5 units of NPH but I knew I could get her to eat in about an hour. Well, I was working and 1.5 hours went by and I forgot to give her snack. And she also never came and said she was hungry. Anyways, it was then that she went too low. I feel like a terrible mother. I only work 2 days a week and work for people who let me bring my children when I need to. They are willing to let me bring her to work with me (which is stressful in itself). But I can't fully focus on either job when she's there with me. My mother doesn't feel comfortable keeping her anymore because she's scared of what to do or not to do. I don't feel comfortable leaving her with anyone else. I really don't since Friday's incident. I can't help feel like this disease is beating me and I can't stay one up on it. I feel like all I do is diabetes everything and it still didn't work. Needless to say, we didn't give her any insulin for the weekend until last night at supper. She stayed in her normal range (better than ever) until last night. The doctor put her on a new regime....1 unit of NPH at breakfast, only if she eats good, and 1 unit of NPH at lunch, only if she eats. She is having a hard time eating the amount of carbs at meals. So, I guess I am telling you my story for anyone who is new at this and has a child who gets low quite a bit. Be watchful if they are staying low because, like us, it can happen so fast and the signs might not be there. I don't want anyone else to go through what I went through and the mental images of my baby white as a ghost, no color in her face or lips, and unresponsive to anyone or anything. By the way, she doesn't remember anything except yelling at her sister. This forum is so good to be able to vent our fears and concerns....I love it! If anyone has any suggestions on how to live with this every day and still have a life for myself, I would appreciate it so very much. I used to get up and run in the morning, exercise, read my bible, pray before everyone woke up but I can't make myself get out of bed until I HAVE to lately. I feel like at the end of the day, I am WORN OUT! Any suggestions would be great!