Hello folks,
I have a brother (43) that has always had a problem controlling his
sugar (Type 1 Diabetes) but it has gotten much worse over the last year.
He loses it so fast and swears that he can not feel it coming. When he
comes to visit me, I can tell when it's starting and can usually get
some juice into him before it goes too far. He does seem to be pretty
incoherent by time we notice it. My question to you folks is "Can it come
on so fast that you don't have time to react or tell it's coming?" I have
never experienced this problem but I have talked to many people with
Diabetes and all of them have said they can feel it coming on. Thanks
in advance for your input.
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replied January 5th, 2008
When I was first diagnosed with hypoglycemia I could always tell when my blood sugar was dropping. I could usually guess my blood sugar within 10 points. Now I usually cant' even tell when I'm in a hypoglycemic attack. For instance my blood sugar has been dow into the low 40's and I haven't realized it until I've tested my sugar.
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replied January 7th, 2008
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I usually couldn't tell until the symptoms came on, by then it was too late. The sugar seems to drop before the symptoms arrive in me, for obvious reasons. But I suppose there was a bit of a strange feeling I used to get.
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