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What's the lowest you've been?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Embabe25, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. Thundercat

    Thundercat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    1.7 Only time I didn't feel hypo. My sister noticed it and sorted me out. Apparantly I was struggling with words ( kept referring to a white box on the table as 'the high white thing'!).

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  2. sharonValerie

    sharonValerie · Active Member

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    The lowest i've been is 17mgs which in mmls is 0.9. last really bad one was last week was 24mgs which is 1.3mmls.
     
  3. Nicola738

    Nicola738 · Member

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    Lowest I have been is 2.7 extremely scary stuff however reading some of these is totally shocking. I was diagnosed about 6 weeks ago and am starting to not get tremors as bad as I did which was my main way of telling I was having a hypo.
     
  4. BlueQ

    BlueQ · Member

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    I think my lowest was about 1.8. I almost crapped myself....


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  5. MCMLXXIII

    MCMLXXIII Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Bloody hell blueq, any lower and you probably would have!
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  6. WendyC

    WendyC Type 1 · Newbie

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    My lowest was 0.5. I was waiting to go down to theatre to have my ankle pinned and the sliding scale was not adjusted properly. I told the nurses again and again............had to wait till the following day for my op as a result!!
     
  7. Lolagirl

    Lolagirl · Member

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    I havent had a hypo my lowest reading since diagnosis in January is 4.2.

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  8. Beanyjojo

    Beanyjojo Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi all :wave: Newbie here to diabetes and to this forum. I was searching for posts on low readings as I'm not really sure how bad mine was yesterday... 0.5 :crazy: The scary thing was that I didn't have the normal signs, ie when I go down to 3 or 4 I start to shake and sweat and know that I'm going low. Yesterday I had none of that, I just started vomiting :(

    I started to write a post earlier introducing myself, but to be honest I just cba at the moment! I guess you all know how I feel...?

    Great forum by the way, it's being a wealth of information for me :D
     
  9. jddukes

    jddukes Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Had a 0.3 once. On the floor in a pool of sweat, not the nicest of experiences...
     
  10. carlrr

    carlrr Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    could someone tell me what happens to them during a hypo, please be descriptive as I would like to know what to expect if it ever happens
     
  11. garythegob

    garythegob · Well-Known Member

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    When i had my 1 and only hypo i was sweating, had the shakes, found it very difficult to talk any sense at all, very much like being extremely drunk really, including loss of balance! But like everything, i suppose, not everyone will get the same hypo signs as the next person!

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  12. MCMLXXIII

    MCMLXXIII Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi gary!

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  13. palm_tree

    palm_tree Type 1 · Member

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    Lowest I have been is 1.1

    Anyone ever tested two different fingers and got a different result? Last time I thought my blood sugar was low I tested my middle finger and got 6.7, doubted result so tested my index finger and got 8.4!


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  14. sean51

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    Should have tested the middle finger on the other hand like with like lol

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  15. Emilycbrown123

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    I went so low at night when I was first diagnosed while I was a sleep that I went into a mini acoma and my dad had to spread hypostop jell around the inside of my mouth luckly he knew what to do and that I was sleeping in the same room as my sister otherwise i would have died that's what the doctors told me ps they say it was mostly heat and that I wasn't used to what hypos felt like yet ( I was in Italy ) VERY scary experience expect ally if you are only 5 years of age


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  16. glenmoray

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    0.3 is the lowest I've been at night. Woke up with paramedics by my side. The cause I forgot I already had my before supper injection so took it twice.


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  17. Isobel94

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    Can't remember exactly what my blood sugar was at the time-- it may have been 1.2 mmol/l, but it was the scariest experience in retrospect, because I know that there's a few minutes during that time that I just can't remember. I'm not sure if I blacked out, but it was certainly possible. I remember trying to tap my boyfriend on the nose with a cereal bar wrapper, and being totally fixated on doing this. Then I woke up in torrential sweat, with a big bright yellowish light in front of my vision. When I was trying to get my glucose, moving over in the bed, it felt like every nerve in my body was shattering. I'm not sure if I passed out, but I feel like there's a couple of minutes I'm missing from my memory. I was lying down in bed, it could have happened for all I know.

    It's moments like these that teach you lessons about your diabetes. Scary stuff.
     
  18. LittleWolf

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    Is it me or do a lot of you guys have nighttime hypos? What about any T2s NOT on insulin have you had a reactive hypos In the night after a big meal?


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  19. weeezer

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    0.8 during labour, due to delay in being hooked up to insulin/glucose sliding scale thingy. remember being sick over everything/everyone and nurses pouring a jug of glucose mixed with water down my neck! Vile. This was 11 years ago, don't know why they didnt just shove a glucagon jab in!

    Then during second pregnancy years later, had a 0. Something hypo where i wasn't conscious, but hubby said was moving and acting odd. He injected me with glucagon and when I came to I thought I was in a dream (nightmare!) for ages.

    Em, how old is your youngest? I had a period of about a year after my daughter was born in 09 where my hypo awareness was awful and I'd find myself at 1 or 2 point something v quickly and the odd occasion being so confused and other people had to be involved. Played around (er, adjusted i mean!) a lot with basal and all settled eventually. Scary when there are kids/babies around tho.


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  20. LittleWolf

    LittleWolf · Well-Known Member

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    My lord!

    I'm so glad you're with us now >_< You're really strong x


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