Teh Squeaky Wheel
Given today’s anniversary of the attacks, I’m feeling rather more sober than usual. I was actually glad to see a “normal” thread GIF; it’s not like any of us are going to forget what happened on this date
Sorry about not having a better thread pic. I am not very good at that and usually replace the picture shortly before if I catch it, but yesterday evening was interesting. I had a bit of a hypoglycemia crisis at dinner time. In the middle of dinner I started to feel dizzy, hot, and unsteady. I kept eating as I thought the food would raise my blood sugar and it would go away. I was wrong. As I finished eating I closed my eyes to try to control my trembling and dizziness and Elena noticed I was white as a sheet. She figured out the problem and ran for the test kit. My blood sugar was 37. 80 to 120 is normal and my Doctor said 65 required quick action. I read that a clinical emergency is defined as under 40 requiring treatment or an ambulance. We keep apple juice for this and I drank two bottles, along with some cookies and an ice cream bar (guess we know what I will do for a Klondike Bar.) After a few minutes and the first apple juice I was up to 56 and a little later I was 97. I was sweating so much my shirt was soaked, not damp as when exercising but wet like I had been in the rain. Where my hands or arms touched the table I left little puddles. I really didn’t expect this while eating but I will react sooner now that I know.I drank about half a gallon of fluids in a few minutes, three cans of carbonated water, two bottles of juice, and coffee. Guess I need to keep a better watch on this. I gave poor Elena quite a fright.
A blessed Sabbath, Gerbil Nation.
Good morning, Mac, and Fatwa.
Mac -- I’m glad Elena figured things out and you had the necessaries on hand. It takes awhile to figure out the signals your body is sending you and how long it takes to react to various interventions. Let’s hope you don’t have to go through that again. BTW, thank you for your comments on the MO.
Please be careful, Mac. Good that you recognized what was happening, and that you were prepared to test and correct.
God bless all here and our country.
Hai, Mac, Paddy and Sven!
Criminy, Mac; glad that Elena was there and responded so quickly. And that you’re okay. (Your Klondike Bar reference was appreciated here in Happy Larryville.)
BrendaK asked me to pass on that when she had hypoglycemic episodes (before we met one another) that she found peanut butter to be helpful.
Thanks. When I am going to be out for a while I carry a bottle of apple juice and a couple of i oz packets of peanuts, just in case. Haven’t needed them yet but I will be sure to keep them handy now. I always have peanut butter at home.
The apple juice was very fast.
There’s a lesson from SWMNBN: always have some peanut butter handy.
That 40 number I used was wrong. I was converting from a UK site and did it wrong. The proper number seems to be 70 to define hypoglycemia , so I was almost half that. No wonder it hit so hard. I know in the past I have felt it when I hit 70 or close to it, but never like this.
Running high this morning but I think things just need to settle down. No treadmill for me today.
Hillary! stumbles again while Raider Nation rejoices!
When Elena had pneumonia, they put her in isolation for a week, but Hillary goes to her daughter’s home? Didn’t they just have a child?
I guess I am just a racist or something.