You and me both S.C.
I still giggle and/or roll my eyes when I think of it. I mentioned it to some of our family and friends, so it's an ongoing joke. They couldn't believe it either.
I'm sorry to hear that your hubby has Type 1 also. Certainly a complicated disease. I was dxd. in 1961 when I was 3 years old. Back then our country Doctor didn't know much about
it, so he didn't have much info to share with my parents. I was lucky that our Doc knew enough to diagnose me though.
When I was little and going to school, I didn't know the symptoms. I sometimes passed out walking home from school. I did recognize a low when I was about
8 y/o. Here are the symptoms for mild, moderate and severe Hypoglycemia.. Many things cause them. Your hubby would recognize most in the mild and moderate zone and you may notice them also. Talking nonsense is another symptom because the brain needs glucose in order to work properly.
Being nervous or anxious
Sweating and clamminess
Irritability or impatience
Feeling lightheaded or dizzy
Feeling weak or having no energy
Tingling or numbness in the lips, tongue, or cheeks
Dropping items sometimes
Coordination problems, clumsiness
Nightmares or crying out during sleep
Glycogen is mainly stored in the liver and the muscles and provides the body with a readily available source of energy if blood glucose levels decrease. This can take a while though and sometimes not at all thus a seizure can occur.
Many people with long term Diabetes and/or repeated low blood sugars will eventually be dxd. with Hypounawareness. Even young people sometimes. A PWD will then not be able to feel their low blood sugar symptoms.
I test my blood sugar often, so I know when to have a snack. I usually feel symptoms if I get very low.
My hubby knows that I am low when I am sweating a lot, argumentative, clumsy, irritable, confused and of course if he is unable to wake me up. He says I also give off an acidy odour when I am asleep and very low. Thankfully, I usually catch it before I'm too low by testing, as mentioned. My hubby bought me a puppy for my birthday since I wanted one plus our last dog could sense if I was having a low during a nap when my hubby wasn't home.
I wish you both the best on this journey.
Post Edited (msOuchie) : 11/11/2019 11:40:16 PM (GMT-7)