Tuesday, November 18, 2014

New Low Symptom . . . .

I was a mere 2 hours into my 6 1/2 hour flight Sunday (which was almost more like 7 because we boarded on time but took off over 30 minutes late). Suddenly a wave of homesickness hit. It didn't seem odd - I like to travel but I also always miss home too. But when the homesickness got so strong that I found tears streaming down my cheeks I knew something wasn't right. The first thing I thought to do was check my blood sugar. 34. It seems that I had silenced my low alarm while napping in my seat.

Once I treated it, I found I didn't feel the aching homesickness any more. But during the remaining (LONG) hours of the flight, my low alarm would go off every time I started to feel the homesick feelings creeping back in.

Just when I think I know all symptoms of a low, diabetes tosses a new one at me. How about you? Have you found any new low symptoms recently?


  1. I may be the only one who notices this, but sometimes my voice gets higher when I'm low. I hate that, and the lows. Hope the rest of the trip is awesome.

  2. So tender! This makes me sniffle. Wanting to go home, to feel better. Then seeing the 34.

  3. About a month or so ago, I was sitting in my sorority house when I got extremely tired and I could barely keep my eyes open. I was so confused because I hadn't felt tired before that, it just hit me all at once. For some reason I had the thought to check my blood sugar and low and behold, it was low. Usually when I'm low I just get really hot, shaky, and hungry so it was very peculiar when I didn't have any of my normal symptoms and just had the one new and kind of scary symptom. I don't want to think about what could have happened if I hadn't tested and just decided to take a nap. Scary!!


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