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Does anybody with T1 not get hypos

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Bertyboy, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. Bertyboy

    Bertyboy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    How did the paramedics know you were having a sleeping hypo? Presumably if the hypos don't wake you up, it just appears that you are still sleeping?
    How would I know if a hypo wakes me up?
  2. Glucobabu

    Glucobabu Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The unfortunate truth is, you do wake up on some occasions from terrible nightmares all sweaty and groggy and if you have any brain function you will head for sugar/glucose. While on other occasions you will sleep straight through and come out of stupor after your liver has managed to dump some glucose in an attempt to correct your blood glucose level. This doesn’t always happen though and —this may sound terrible, but fatalities, however rare, have been reported as a result of severe night hypos. The only insurance against this is a watchful spouse or partner. On the positive, I have read that new CGM systems with alarms are on the horizon now.
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  3. cymraes

    cymraes · Member

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    But NoKindOfSusie, YOU ARE AWESOME because, from what you have said, you are coping with this challenging condition. Look your diabetes in the face & tell it that you will control it & it will not control you; always remember that none of us is perfect, we are human, we are here & we are going to give diabetes a good kicking! WE ARE AWESOME!
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