I have had hypoglycemia my whole life. Unfortunately I have not always been aware of it's effect on me until it caused major symptoms. I can remember my hands shaking and feeling lightheaded as a 15 year old because I had not had breakfast yet. While working at a pie shop at age 23, I would eat pie on my break. Within a half hour I had a headache, fuzzy vision, brain fog, and absolutely no energy. When I say no energy, I mean I felt like I didn't have the effort in me to even say a word to a coworker. This would last for several hours and there was nothing I could do to ease the agony once it started. I have had other people tell me that everyone gets lightheaded when they don't eat or when they have too much sugar.
Um, no. This is different. Hypoglycemia means I don't even have the desire to eat that donut that all of my coworkers are munching on for breakfast because my boss wanted to do something nice and bring us a treat. Why can everyone else handle that donut but it would ruin my entire day? Hypoglycemia.
Today I drank some beet juice after my lunch. Bad idea. No more beet juice for me.
I haven't received all my blood work back yet. But I have gotten a few back and all are good except I had an elevated ANA which we already knew but were testing it again. Just waiting on a few other tests to come in and then I have to go back again to do more tests since I couldn't do all of them
This kind of explains how sad my life is when I get excited about my new #contournextez blood glucose meter arriving! 100 test strips should arrive from Amazon in the next few days. I have loved my tiny #accuchek#accucheknano but now that I have to pay 100% out of pocket for expensive test strips, I needed to get a new meter with cheaper strips. (I avoid MDs like the plague, so I don't have prescriptions for blood sugar supplies.) This Contour Next EZ has high ratings for a MUCH cheaper price. It's basic, but I don't need lots of bells and whistles. #hypoglycemia#hypoglycemic#diabetes#diabetic#bloodsugar#contournext
Ways to treat #hypoglycemia without resorting to glucose tabs.
Obviously with the icing gel, once you cut it open, there is a lid that you screw back on so it won't go everywhere but you're going to want to make sure that's tight at least once a week so that you don't end up with icing through at your purse or you can just keep it in a small baggie.
I have had a really rough day. All of the stress from the last few weeks (and months, really), reached a peak this morning. I stayed in bed all day. Everything is flaring right now. I just want to sleep until Sunday. That's doable, right?
I seen my diabetic nurse today
My readings are so bad that she had to put me in for clinic next week to see my doctor (my original appointment was for the end of may)
My kidney function isn't great and I'm still waiting on the hospital to send me an appointment for the biopsy... Feeling really low (mood)mood right now.. #diabetes#type1diabetes#hyperglycemia#hypoglycemia#fibromyalgia#CKD#CFS
This is a picture of the glove compartment in my SUV. Next to the emergency kit and a big box of tissues (having a toddler means always having tissues), there is now a case of glucose tablets. Living with #diabetes means always being prepared. Once I was in a very bad traffic jam and my blood sugar was getting lower and lower. Fortunately, I found an ancient granola bar in the back seat and it saved me until I got home. .
Today, for my #1ThingChallenge I decided to put tablets in my glove compartment so that I am prepared for hypos while driving or riding.
What's the 1 Thing you've done today to live healthier? . . #diagnosednotdefeated -#type2diabetes#type1diabetes#type2#diabetic#diabadass#glucosetablets#hypoglycemia