“CRANKY LOWS”: HOW DO YOU MANAGE/DEAL WITH THEM?
A post I read today inspires this question.
Over my half century of living with diabetes I’ve experienced thousands of low blood sugars. Some have been quite severe. Fortunately, my lows are much fewer in severity now that I Sugar Surf. But I still have them from time to time. Sugar Surfing™ has saved me. Low blood sugars change our emotional tone. This can happen in many ways. Lows can take us from "giddy" to morose, and everything in between. Over time we develop ways to deal with this. But sometimes our lows are exposed to others. How do you try to manage your emotions in your interactions with others when you're hypoglycemic? Hopefully these interactions are occurring as you treat yourself to raise a slowly downward trending blood sugar...or pull yourself out of a double arrow downward hypoglycemic nose dive? Some lows creep up on us. We may not be checking our BG often enough (glancing at your CGM, standard BG finger-stick or now a flash meter). We might confuse the early signs of a low BG with fatigue or other seemingly rational reasons for being a bit out of sorts. One agreement I made with my wife years ago was to create a code word which she would use and I would unconditionally agree to check my BG when she suspected