This one is difficult as – I haven’t seen a low in several days! Not even a near low! Heck, I’m happy (as are all of us) w/ mediums (no, not the kind that sees your past). For some inexplicable reason the past few days have been somewhat out of control. And it’s driving me nuts. Oh well. Maybe if I think about and write about lows, my body will get the hint and do something lower. Just so it doesn’t get carried away!
I remember my first low. I’ve only been on insulin for about two years so, it’s still a fairly recent memory. It took me a few minutes to figure out just why my body seemed weak and unresponsive (rubber legs & brainless). Thank goodness I’d read many posts about lows – otherwise, I don’t think I’d have had a clue. I drank some Pepsi, almost gagged at the sweetness, and within minutes was more than high. So that wasn’t fun.
I have glucose tablets – still haven’t taken one. I have juice boxes – which thankfully I did think it would be best not to keep those in the car during the winter. I have Halloween packages of Skittles – I’ve used those. I chose the Skittles because, I don’t like them and therefore, I’m not tempted to eat them without a reason. I keep them in my purse, my nightstand, my desk at my office and my car. They’re everywhere!
Favorite low indulgence – being in the grocery store, discovering I’m low, and having M&M’s. I know, not the best solution but mmmm they were tasty!
When I’m smart about lows (doesn’t happen too often), a small glass of OJ, or half of a juice box does the job.
And FYI – gee Karen, I got NOTHING done this afternoon because… I was reading about everybody’s typical days!