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did i have a hypo or knock myself out?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by bedshaped2000, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. bedshaped2000

    bedshaped2000 · Well-Known Member

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    last night i had 2 90% beef burgers with salad and some chips. i also had 2 cans of coors low carb lager. this gave me a 1 hr reading of 9.2 which i was discusted with as this lager normally lets me get away with a bit more with eating carbs eating but i think it was because i drank while i ate and normally have a few about a hour before a carby dinner. anyway my 2nd hour reading was 6.2 so guessed the alcahol had started working so i had a third can. i then fell asleep and woke up a hour later a bit dazy so i went to get the tester and walked straight in to the wall wacking my forehead. i thought to myself thats going to hurt in the morning tested myself and found i was 5.8. i then turned to put my tester on the shelf and just blacked out and hit the back of my head on the stone floor bleeding heavily on the floor. i called out to my mrs who panicked and called 999. i spoke to the operater remebering everything even the amount of units i had drunk date of birth address the lot. when the ambulance came they dressed the back of my head and took a bg reading of 5.1. all the time i was explaning that i dabbled in a bit of alcahol at the weekend to maintain weight and cheat a bit with the diabetics forbidden foods.so the question is did i hypo out or knock myself out i thought i couldnt go low that i passed out being type 2. anyway needless to say i have a sore head and 4 cans left that im petrified to drink now
     
  2. cugila

    cugila · Master

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    None of those levels would indicate a Hypo, that would be anything below 4 mmol/l. Alcohol and Diabetes do not mix very well. Might have been that making you hazy ? Do you have any BP problems as low BP could also make you dizzy or lightheaded. You might have knocked yourself out as well because of the daze you were in ?

    It's all speculation really. Who knows........ :?
     
  3. bedshaped2000

    bedshaped2000 · Well-Known Member

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    they checked my blood preasure and that was all fine aswell. i think i knocked myself out ken what a wally . before in my younger days that would of been 8 cans of stella no problem. maybe im getting old. ive come in from work ealry morning after night shift and the lowest ive been is 4.3 and i dont get dizzyness i just get a minging headache above the left eye and my stomach feels like a rollercoaster ride so i think i deffo knocked myself out must be
     
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    if i read your post right, i reckon your right, perhaps the larger and short nap made you a bit 'hazy', then the wack on your head gave you ?concusion which perhaps caught up with you and bang.

    plus of course the beer ?%, but i guess the ambulance man would of checked for concusion, blood seems with in limits

    take it easy
     
  5. cugila

    cugila · Master

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I did that myself once in my younger days....in a strange unlit building, opened a door and went to walk through it.........Wham *&*%& ! Came round a bit later and found the doorway had been bricked in.....from the top to half way down !!!! Had quite a headache for a few hours......I hadn't even had a drink either !! :(

    Anyway if you are still feeling dazed get it checked out.....concussion can be delayed.

    ATB :D
     
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    Synonym · Well-Known Member

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    Well, I hope that there was no permanent hurt!! That is other than my sides from having a fit of the giggles over this one :!: :lol: :lol:
     
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