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Hypoglycemic Event.

"Hypoglycemic event" sounds too damn festive, like something I should send out an Evite for ...

... instead of the confusion-inducing, sweaty, emotionally confusing, glucose-tab scarfing, guilt-laced, panic-fueled moment that it actually is.

Besides, if I sent out an invitation, someone would be there to talk me out of eating 150 carbs to treat a 40 mg/dL.  And where's the fun in that? :p

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HA! LOL!!!!

Sorry Six, but I will not be able to attend the event - but please eat at least 2 brownies for me.

so, what should we wear?
smart casual?
plus, bring a towel, toiletries, and change of clothes?

The ideal hostess gift for such an event would be a box of cereal - milk not necessary...

Suck it, 40! }:-(

Cupcakes (plural!!) for the hostess (and anyone else who may be low, or just need one ;-D. )!!

I imagine this being one of those chill parties in some swanky, modernist cocktail lounge where we are all slumping on couches and beanbag chairs, orange juice in martini glasses and plates of designer cupcakes everywhere.

Funny, I was just thinking about this the other night at 30. Peanut butter, nutella, ham and cheese, darn - the kids ate all the oreos! It is an 'event' that keeps on giving!

"For those of you interested in doubling down on this event, feel free to over-bolus for that first pie you ate! We'll have a wonderful selection of random foods from your pantry for that next low!

I was there this afternoon! GREAT!!

Or as I like to call it Thanksgiving:)

Hannah McD - I love that visual! Next time I'm low that's what my foggy mind will picture. :)

I think I should plan an excursion to your event.

Ha! Love this!

I'm in! Should I bring cupcakes? :P

I'm feeling strangely normal all of a sudden :) I love the instructions to take one glucose tab and wait 15 minutes. Especially hilarious if you're wearing a CGM that reads 35 with 2 down arrows. Nothing should be printed on diabetes-related products without OUR approval. Let's all continue to take it as the suggestion of someone who's never been there... and eat pie.

what? 150 carbs? Not 180? haha jk :D

I am DYING laughing!!! I've had this thing for 32 years and spend most days alone with it. REading this and all the notes from people who totally GET me is out of this world awesome!!! I cant even count how many times i've eaten a day's worth of calories in one 'hypoglycemic event.' I even got arrested at a grocery store once!!! I'm smiling from ear to ear right now realizing i'm not frickin alone!!!! I love you fellow type 1ers!!! We ROCK. :-)

I can feel ravenous when I'm high sometimes too...happen to anyone else???

This post did make me laugh quite a bit. The best is when I have an event and I end up eating carb free foods like pickles. I finally get around to the carbs but by that time I'm ready to puke.

Very funny post, Kerri!!

I wonder how many of us really know our insulin sensitivity levels, and that they can vary throughout the day. My target on my pump is 90, and my ISF this afternoon is 20. If I had a BG of 40, I would want to raise it 50 points. I also know each carb, on the average, will raise my BG 3 points. If I have recently eaten carbs, and/or have insulin on board, I must take that into account. I would need to eat approximately 17 fast acting carbs to reach my target.

Does anyone here us this method to determine how much to eat, to keep from going too high? I have been doing this for a long time. I was diagnosed in 1945, and it was about 50 years before I had fast acting insulins, so I had terrible highs before that time.

Loved this post. My DH is diabetic and your post is spot on!

I am transcribing a Doctors 2.0 event and your name was mentioned. I came to your site to find out how to spell your name, and I wound up reading and reading. As a fellow pump-wearing type 1 girl, glad to know I am not the only one who eats the pie or gets patted down at the airport! I will be reading from now on!

We do try to do what Richard suggested with my son. I think it is easier because we can control how much he eats. If he were deciding what to eat on his own when he is low he would probably eat the entire contents of the fridge! He is super sensitive to insulin and his ISF is 1:175. I wonder how much that will change when he gets older (he's 9).

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