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Treating a hypo with carbohydrates

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by be strong 2017, Feb 2, 2018.

  1. petdell

    petdell Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If my body was that slow to react to lucozade ,sugar . I would need speed dial ,to paramedics. My bloods start rising, within ten minutes. We're all different , and I can self treat hypos, at 2 mmol
     
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    Colin of Kent Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've had a reading of 1.6 before, and was still conscious and able to treat myself okay. I frequently have readings in the 2's.
     
  3. grannyx3

    grannyx3 Type 1 · Member

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    Everyone is unique and therefore their body reacts differently. I have no hypo awareness and often my bm drops to dangerously low levels. I am able to treat them myself and have even given myself a glucagon injection when my reading had fallen to 0.9! I drink lucozade followed by a bread and jam sandwich. Some of you might gasp with shock at that, but it works for me. I have had T1 diabetes for 52 years and have no complications other than Coeliac Disease. I go once a year to doctors for a diabetes review and take little notice of what the nurse tells me because most of what she says is totally irrelevant to diabetes and the diabetic patient! I dont know everything but I dont like being told how to suck eggs .........
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I've had a 1.9 and treated myself. Felt like a spaceman with a very fast heartbeat thou.
     
  5. 22nw22

    22nw22 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Same. But nothing happened I felt fine.
     
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