Just a little low!

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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 5/21/2007 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Ok.  Since I have had the pump I don't have hypos very often. But today I had one in a big way.  Went to the lab for my fasting blood work.  (I hate those.)  Anyway, it was taking forever to get called back.  I had left my meter on my kitchen table.  I was feeling hungry, but figured I would be done real soon anyway.  Well, I wasn't done real soon.  Then I started feeling funny.  Sat there a few minutes arguing with myself in my head as to if I was low or imagining it because I wanted out of there.  Then I realize I am really low and I mean really low.  So I walk straight into the lab.  They said, "We haven't called your number yet."  I said, "I know, but I am a diabetic.  I have been fasting and I feel low."  So they told me to sit down and they immediately took my blood.  Results...27!!!!  I popped my glucose tablets in my mouth while they took my daughter's blood.  (She had tests today too.)  In just a few minutes I was up to 82.  I went and got breakfast with my daughter.  Lessons learned: Never forget blood testing meter.  Never assume just because I get less hypos that I won't have one.  Never assume any lab is going to be fast!!!   And always check your supply of glucose tablets.  (fortunately I was good on that one)
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   Posted 5/23/2007 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
You are way smart!
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   Posted 5/23/2007 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Yikes, AMM! I'd be on the floor with a low THAT low. Glad to hear you handled things beautifully, though. I hate those lab tests, too - had to go last week and went 4 days in a row before I could wait around long enough (the last day I went in at like 10:30 and STILL didn't get tested till 11:20!). I hate to pull out the "we're special" card but darn it all, sometimes we are!
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