That was supposed to be sung in the form of the song "Low" by Flo Rida. This morning Syd dropped low. We checked it with the glucometer and she was 41 before we treated it. Sometimes she can be low and not show many symptoms. Other times, like this morning, she is very symptomatic. She is lethargic. Her eyes "see blurry." She laid on me for about 40 minutes, eyes closed, until she started feeling better. I don't know how low she actually got. I would guess maybe into the 30s by the time the juice kicked in. After you treat a low with some carbs, it takes about 10 minutes for it to actually start working. Poor kid. Most of the time she is this happy little girl, even when she is feel crappy because of a low.
~Other times she turns into this pale, lethargic, shaking, sometimes incoherent little girl because of a low. It is always a little unnerving but we do what we've been taught and all ends well. I also took the opportunity to make a little video of Syd's low. For the T1 moms who follow my blog, this site will probably look fairly familiar. I just wanted to take the time to explain a low to more folks and help spread the word about this disease. Lows can be scary. They can cause unconsciousness, coma, seizures, fainting, and, in some cases, death. (Just to name a few.) Obviously with Syd this morning she just got really lethargic, shaky, blurry vision, and tired. Lows are inevitable with Type 1 diabetics.
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