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I can tell that I'm low...

Discussion in 'Teens' started by emm142, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. emm142

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    By looking in the mirror!

    It's freaky. It's happened a few times recently, but today about an hour ago I saw myself in the mirror and I can just see it in my eyes and face, my lips also look really red compared with my skin... Anyway, I tested at 64, and I definitely wouldn't have caught the low if it wasn't for seeing myself in the mirror. :D
     
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    Thats pretty cool that you can notice that.:) I know when I'm low. I can recognize the feeling instantly. I hate it so bad.:( I was low this morning at BF with 64.
     
  3. emm142

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    I woke up at a 70 this morning. I was happy with that, actually, great number to eat on and I felt fine. :D I had to rearrange my morning a little, though (ate breakfast BEFORE I showered - nothing like being low in the shower..).

    And yes, I hate that low feeling too. It hit me a while after I treated. Not fun.
     
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    Wow, I have never done that before. It's great that you thought to check your bg's though:)
    I feel my lows about 99% of the time. There are sometimes when I get one that sneaks up on me with no warning, you know?
     
  5. emm142

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    I usually feel my lows around the 50 mark, but it's such a sudden thing - I feel fine and then all of a sudden I feel like I'm about to die. :p

    So if I can catch it before that point, it's all good with me, haha.

    I treated the low with approx. 30g carbs and then ate dinner with a normal bolus, I thought I would be high, but 1.5 hours later I was in the 70s, ate another 20g carbs and 1.5 hours after that and I'm STILL in the 70s! The heat must be getting to me. :rolleyes:
     
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    I have a friend who can tell I'm low by looking at my face. I don't know what it looks like like- only she notices it- not even my mom has caught on to this one. I think I'm losing my ability to sense lows. I'm thinking it might have to do with relying on the sensor but it could just be having d for 11 years idk. I've been having lower lows lately and I do not like it. Like Emma said, I'll feel fine one second then wham feel like I'm going to pass out.
     
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    i've been having the same problem in the last year rae. and i'm only 5 years(and one day, lol!) in! drives me crazy! when i was younger i'd feel them just fine, some times i'd even feel bad at 100 or 130 or even 150/170! and we'd check and check and 30/45 minutes later i'd be 80/70/65! and now i'm lucky if i feel it at 70! i'm going nuts! and it may not be a cgm thing, cause i don't have one......:confused:
     
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    When I was little I would visibly shake when I was low or dropping. It was such an easy way to know if I was low or not. Now its kind of confusing: headache/spacey-my everyday normal, sick, tired, or low?, hungry-normal or low, tired... you understand. Ugh I wish it was as simple as when I was younger: stop for a second hold out a hand to see if its shaking or not. Sure it wasn't always magic, but I feel like I'm worse at catching them now then I let myself run higher because I'm afraid I'm going to drop really low (such as while babysitting, teaching swim lessons, and such where I need to be on top of things) I may need to chat with the endo come my appt in July
     
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    Neat, I cannot do that. =3
    Not too long ago I woke up, not realising anything was wrong. I tested my BG because I felt a bit funny, and was 1.8. o.o
     
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    That's 32.4 to you guys.
     
  11. emm142

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    I had a 1.8 in the night before as well, but I felt a bit worse than 'funny,' lol.

    Whenever I wake up that low I get major cold sweats and I just feel so panicky, the adrenaline is horrible. I have to really focus on my breathing, it feels almost like a panic attack (and this is before I've seen the number as well as after). Generally during night lows I feel too much like jelly to walk, as well (these lows are always below 40, I don't wake up until then anymore) and so I kind of crawl across my room to wherever the food is.
     

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