I'm a late bloomer, I'm
not ashamed to admit this (or should I be?).
I took up reading the first of 4 books of the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer, which Laura, my niece is telling me are
really good - PLUS she's got 2 tickets for the midnight premiere of New Moon on Nov 19th at
I am so involved in the
characters, that I think they are in my dreams.
So much so, that last night, 02h30 to be precise, I woke up in abit of a
sweat, heart thumping away, thinking to myself "Would Edward know that my
blood isn't smelling sweet anymore (aka am I going low)?" LOL - I mean, I'm not a teenager anymore -
which is who these books are aimed at - am I regressing back into childhood
I tried something
different for treating my hypo. No
getting out of my cozy bed (it went down to 12C/54F last night) - going into
the kitchen to test my BG to confirm what my reading is - then consume perhaps
more then I should to treat it. No, I
was a wise ol' "teenage heartthrob" diabetic gal - I drank a juice box - 22
grams of carbs - to treat my low.
Meanwhile as I sipped away on my juice box, Manouchka my cat aka crotch
cat - where she sleeps for most of the night - just purred away. Too easy, I thought to myself - it's like
having 1st class service on an airplane - not having to move. About 5 minutes, no more passed, and then I
was off to sleep again into la la land.
I woke up this morning,
bright eyed and bushy tailed, wondering to myself, "will I have elevated BG's?" Which is sometimes common for me when I've
had a hypo - but in this case with treating it just with a juice box - I was amazed to see I
was reading 5.3 mmol/l (95 mg/dl ) .
Wow! Maybe in future I will treat
my BG's this way - it's too easy!
So, how many of you treat
your overnight hypo's this way - right from your bedside without confirming
your readings with your BG meter, etc.? Just curious.