Hello, Mr. Middle-of-the-Night low.

Well hello there, Mr. Crazy out-of-nowhere-middle-of-the-night low.

It’s been a while, but as soon as I woke up at 2:15, felt strange, and put my hand on the back of my sweaty head (in the air conditioning), I knew you were back.

And it wasn’t just my head: my PJs, my pillow, my bed, everything was drenched with sweat. I didn’t even bother getting my meter to check right away. I just grabbed a juice box and started sucking back The Thing That Brings Me Back Up.

After a small snack and even more juice, about half an hour later, I was staring at 81 mg/dL on my meter.

I’ll bet you were thinking you could sneak up on me, right? You thought I had let down my guard, that I would just sleep peacefully right through it all. Until, you know, I wasn’t sleeping anymore.

The fact that I didn’t, that I actually did wake up and take the necessary steps to save my life, must have pissed you off. Because I had that awful post-hypo hangover that was only partially mitigated by a long, hot shower. Also, I had a 258 mg/dL on my meter this morning.

But that’s okay. I’m still here, Mr. Crazy out-of-nowhere-middle-of-the-night low. I’m still here. I bested you this time. I’m not giving up. And I’ve got my eye on you. So watch it.
 
 
 

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  • Scully  On July 3, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Awww shucks and he tried so hard! They’re bastards aren’t they?
    I’m always amazed at how much sweaty suffering we go through and just shake it off like it was nothing.

    Long hot shower, I gotta try that next time!

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  • Robin  On July 5, 2015 at 1:35 am

    Oh, wow !!! You totally nailed it !! I thought maybe I was the only Type 1 that had “that kind of experience” in the wee morning hours. The feeling of having to treat symptoms until they go away, which then sends your sugars to the other end of the spectrum !!! And oh, the good ‘ol hangover that accompanies it !!! The trying to get warm, because you are now sweat-drenched and freezing. The ONLY remedy for me, is at least an hour long HOT shower, followed by a lot of sleep….somewhere else, because yes, the sheets and pillow are still drenched. The ones that I wake up early for are bad enough, but I’ve had a few that I thank God for adrenaline, because I have been SO far gone, I believe that was the only way I came out of it just enough to get myself to my sugar supply!! Sighhhh. Keep fighting the fight !! 🙂

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