Why aren’t my socks in the fridge? – morning hypos

It seems as though my blood sugar levels have caught up with the milder weather as this week I’ve had two morning hypos.

The first time was somewhat of a pain in the posterior as it meant I was late getting up. Not having enough sugar in the brain seems to render it impossible for me to realise it’s the morning -or impossible to realise that life isn’t one continuous dream is perhaps a clearer way of putting it.

The Krypton Factor
This morning saw hypoglycemia number 2 this week. Thankfully, I was able to get up on time but the process of getting ready was like trying to complete the Krypton Factor.

I was taking breakfast products out of the fridge with all the dexterity of a drunken octopus and ending up spilling half of them, meaning I spent almost as much time cleaning up as I did getting ready.

Picking a shirt to wear in the morning is usually a choice, today it became a challenge and when it came to reaching for my socks, for some inexplicable reason, the fridge became the most sensible option in my insulin-addled mind.

Glucose meter or thermometer
Having eventually left for work, albeit after trying the wrong key to lock my door and then getting to work and almost making a cup of tea with two teabags, I started to think about why I’ve been going low this week. The weather has certainly got significantly milder this last week or so, so perhaps instead of just using a glucose meter, I should also employ a thermometer to help judge my insulin doses.

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Benedict Jephcote

I have been researching and writing about diabetes for the best part of a decade. I have a passion for helping people with diabetes and championing their rights. Outside of diabetes, I have a love of music and seventeenth and eighteenth century history.

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