Common night low routine


What people do not seem to understand, is that diabetes is a full-time job, no breaks. I decided to write about what usually happens to me when I get low at night, and I am sure that this can apply to every type one diabetic out there. If you hear or see someone making a '' funny'' common diabetes joke about eating sugar or chocolate and getting diabetes, share/send this to show how type one is different and how no joke should be made around the disease: 

Woke up in the middle of the night

Low alarm. I am at 2.9 (50). I am very low.

It went from 4.7 to 2.9 ( 85 to 50) in almost 20 minutes. Yes, that is kinda scary.

I ate my candies, waited, went to the washroom and brushed my teeth since I ate candies.

I came back to my bed. I am sitting down. Shaking. Hungry. Waiting. All type ones should actually earn a gold medal in the ''waiting'' category.

I just want to go back to sleep but I can't. It is exactly the same feeling as drinking a bottle of wine on the plane ( cause you're feeling weird dizzy) and all you want to do is pass ouuuut but you can't cause it's too dangerous to go back to sleep.

I start becoming anxious. I look down at my Dexcom. Same thing. I still wait.

Then my mom comes to check up on me since she heard the URGENT low alarm. I tell her I'm fine, I just need to wait. I am just very dizzy.

So I wait. Lying in bed, checking my phone. 

I am at 3.2 (60) now. I still can't focus.

Time goes by, at least 45 minutes. I FINALLY see the arrow coming up. I'm at 5 or 6 now (90-105). 

I can FINALLY go back to bed!!!

Share this to remove all stereotypes around type one diabetes. Our sleepless, anxious, scary nights should not be a joke.

- Judy