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Worst place....

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Debloubed, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. Debloubed

    Debloubed Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Where is the worst place you have had a hypo? I'm cringing like mad as just had a low whilst visiting my new boss at a job I haven't even started yet!!! Was planning on telling him in my 'official' first day as rightly or wrongly, people do judge!! But now, he probably thinks I was either drunk or mental ;-) I've got to laugh to stop myself from crying, lol!! Has anyone got a worse story please?! Lol
     
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    Diamattic Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That sure sounds awkward lol

    My worst would have to be during a bike ride out in the country... I hoped on my bike intending to ride 30km out into the middle of the country side down the side roads along a local river. It was a really nice day and i got going.. I was out pretty much in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by acres and acres of farm land, maybe 1 or 2 hours in sight (still like 500m away though) and then it hit me, and i had to pull over and sit while i downed glucose tabs lol

    Scarier then i wanted that ride to be, but since then i have adjusted my basal and take way more snacks with me on rides lol
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Oh dear, of all the times it should happen :(

    Not sure about the worst place, for some reason supermarkets have a bg lowering effect on me.


    Good luck with the job btw Debloubed :)
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Expert
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    At a gig in front of a shed load of people.. It was rock & roll & i got away with it as i downed the sugar contents of the "rider"..

    I've had hypo bike rides as a kid.. Though funny enough never whilst behind the wheel of a motor vehicle...
    On horseback is one of the strangest experience going low for me.... You need a lot of trust in the animal.. lol
     
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    shedges Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I started hypoing on an aeroplane just after they'd turned on the seatbelt signs for take off... even the cabin crew were belted in. Didn't have access to my sweets so had to sneak to the back and beg for sugar sachets. Got top treatment for the rest of the flight though ;)
     
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    Debloubed Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, it does help to know I'm not alone! Still cringing ☺️
     
  7. Debloubed

    Debloubed Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The problem with me is I feel low but if I can't immediately access sugar I try and ignore it?! Even as I type that I know how mad it sounds!! But you are right, people who are unfamiliar will be nervous and give you the royal treatment, lol! I should just stop the meeting and say 'grab a coffee and give me 2mins' - hindsight is a wonderful thing!
     
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    shedges Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I know what you mean @Debloubed regarding trying to ignore. I tried that last week in the supermarket... Thought I could get round and home in time.
    Suffice to say, I couldn't and had to eat most of a packet of jelly babies before paying... Much to the assistant's amusement :-/
     
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    Debloubed Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've tried to literally carry jelly babies everywhere at work, even if I'm nipping to the loo just in case I get called into a meeting or stopped and can't get back to my desk! that way at least I can share the 'snack' lol! Seriously thinking about self funding a cgm, have an appt next week at my pump clinic to discuss options
     
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    Riri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You're definitely not alone. We all seem to get hit at the supermarket - me included. I like you have tried to tell myself it's not happening whilst whizzing round the isle only to find myself swigging back the glucose as I'm piling my items on the cashiers conveyer thingy - getting odd looks from people at the same time.
     
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    shedges Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    On the subject of CGM... I don't rate the Medtronic one. Am definitely going to get the Freestyle Libre when I can. Which hospital do you go to Deb?...seem to remember it wasn't far from me and my dsn has just moved locally.
     
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    Debloubed Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Stoke Mandeville - is Medtronic the paradigm veo one? I like the idea of the insulin suspend pump option but will continue to do research..
     
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    Debloubed Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Why do we do it to ourselves?! If I'd stopped and treated I wouldn't be cringing now! Lol
     
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    Debloubed Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @noblehead, hope all is well with you
     
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    I had a hypo in front of my NVQ assessor who had no idea I was type 1 and was having quite an important chat with me and all I could say was " a doggy licked my face" mortifying :D
     
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    I've not had a bad one yet, I look forward to it :bag:
     
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    Debloubed Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That made me lol! And feel much better, thanks for sharing! what happened afterwards?!
     
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    Heathenlass Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    On a first date:oops:
    I rolled up staggering like Patsy of Ab Fab fame, slurring my words, then headed into a corner shop and turned into Wolf Woman trying to scoff my way out of the hypo :eek:

    Signy
     
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    Debloubed Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh no!! Did your date know? Run a mile? Help you buy food?!
     
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    Heathenlass Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No.
    Yes.
    No. ( It was obvious from the look on his face that his " Nutter" detector was going off big time, and he was blaming beer goggles for arranging to meet me :D )

    No big loss, if someone is that judgemental at the outset, I can't be ars*d to educate them :D

    Signy
     
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