Tag: low blood sugar
Say what? Yes, I just read about this new stuff that could be coming out soon. Instead of depending on someone who is with you knowing how to mix and inject a traditional glucagon pack for you, they could just spray it up your nose!
That’s a pretty awesome idea! This company who’s been doing research, Locemia Solutions, has basically been working in secret on this stuff but is now sharing that they are ready to apply for all the FDA crapola to be put on the market!
For those of you who don’t know, THIS is the current and ONLY method for delivering glucagon:
About the worst they could do giving a shot of spray in your nose is give you a nosebleed, right? And how much less freaked-out might they be having to do that instead of mixing, drawing and giving an injection?! Let us know, any non-T1Ds out there…which would YOU rather do for your friend or loved one?
This was especially close to home for me this morning because last night, I did it again. insert furious face here I have had my pump for about 12 years now. I have NEVER taken a break from it, never opted to go back to MDIs (multiple daily injections) for awhile. Getting that thing really saved my life, and as much as I hate it sometimes…like when the tubing gets hung on a doorknob as I’m working in the house or when I’m struggling to find a comfortable place to wear the thing with some more fashionable clothing, I wouldn’t part with it!
Maybe that’s why it’s such a habit for me to just press that button and dose without stopping to think sometimes. That’s pretty much what I did last night. Yes, again!! I was SO angry with myself that I probably shot it a bit lower just from that emotional surge, ya know? (Tell me I’m not the only one who does that…intense emotion can drop my sugar! Do any of you experience that??) I was up watching TV by myself since Tommy had gone on to bed. He’s staying super-tired from all his projects out in the garage so after trying to settle in with him, I found I just wasn’t sleepy yet and thought I’d catch up on something from my watchlist on Hulu. I had the munchies for some reason and wanted to eat a few chips. I rarely buy those, but heh there was a special at Kroger, so I had some of my fave bbq chips. I faintly recall bending over to get them out of the pantry while simultaneously pressing my trusty button…and I have no clue what I gave. After I realized what I’d done and was in the middle of trying to treat myself for the hypo (about 20 minutes later) I looked on my pump to see how big a dose I’d given. SEVEN UNITS!! What?! WHY on earth did I do that?!?! I don’t even know other than it is such a habit for me now!! Especially after that last episode doing this kind of thing?!?! WHY!?!? I could have just strangled myself, really. SO angry!! And scared. Not a good combination when you’re trying to raise a low blood sugar.
If any of you Ds out there have had this sort of issue, how did you STOP yourself from going auto-pilot with your pump dosing? I am thinking of putting some tape or some sort of fuzzy sticker on the button so I’ll stop and think about what I’m doing. Maybe I should just put the whole pump in a ziplock or some sort of case so that I have to take it out to use it? Have you tried any tactics like that to retrain yourself to test first or at least THINK before you dose?? PLEASE don’t tell me I’m the only one who does this?!?!
Tommy commanded (yes, he did!) me to go pick up a glucagon. I haven’t yet, but we will probably do that tomorrow. I’m getting ready to call the endo’s office right now for a prescription AND to find out if they can help with another insurance-related problem that is making me furious. Maybe I’ll share about that once I ever get any hint that there’s a solution. SIGH
Happy (& SAFE) weekend to you all! Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms.
DISCLAIMER: Let me say right off the bat that I KNOW I messed up in the story I’m about to relate to you. I’ve been dealing with this disease for over 40 years, day in-day out. It gets old. It gets tiresome. It gets almost impossible sometimes. So yep, most of us T1D’s will at least once in our lifetime (usually many more!) fall off the proverbial wagon of good diabetes management. Therefore, I really don’t need you to scold or lecture me about what a big no-no it was, okay? Thanks for your understanding.
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