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Old 08-28-2014, 00:55   #21
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For the record, there's a rule for treating mild lows and it is called the 15-15 rule: It's important that you not over-treat, which will send you way too high, after which you will drop way too low, and the rollercoaster will be racing around the track (and you'll feel like you've been hit by a truck). Granted that your mild low is making you feel you need to eat everything in sight, but you must resist that urge and patiently carry out the 15-15. Your body will thank you for your patience.




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Shanny - thanks, I'll look into that. I overtreated the first couple, but I think I'm getting the hang of it now.

Out of curiosity - what is a "mild" vs "serious" low?

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Ok, after looking at the 15-15 rule, I knew that's what I am supposed to do, just didn't know that's what it's called.

You are right, though - it is awful hard, especially early, when you're not quite sure what is going on - not to overreact.

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Out of curiosity - what is a "mild" vs "serious" low?
There are no hard and fast rules or numbers to separate the two. The meanings are as implied in English.

On a lighter note, if the symptoms attack you "mildly" then it's a mild hypo, and when they "seriously" get to you (probably DKA), that's serious.

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My take on "mild" and "serious" would be

Mild: below 65 which is trending down but certainly not serious. Easy enough to have a little something to eat to trend it back up. (a T2 would probably have a liver dump and that would take care of it.)

Low: would be in the 40-55 range. Still not serious for a T2, but a T1 would, however, take this seriously and treat it so it doesn't go lower.

Serious: would be below 40, and especially in the 20-30 range. Could result in losing consciousness. (Probably not something a T2 not on insullin would ever experience.)

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There are no hard and fast rules or numbers to separate the two. The meanings are as implied in English.

On a lighter note, if the symptoms attack you "mildly" then it's a mild hypo, and when they "seriously" get to you (probably DKA), that's serious.
Thanks, just curious. The lowest I had was a 47, and I about hit the floor. I was pretty wobbly, but I was surprised I was still conscious.

I feel all hot and a little light headed around 65, and sweat a lot around 60.

That's why I was asking - I can tell, at least so far, when it's dropping and I need to test to confirm.

I was just wondering where that line is that makes you hit the floor, but I suppose like everything else, maybe it's different for all of us, and also depends on our environment at the moment (stress, heat, if the wind is blowing, or your sign is in Venus, or whatever other crazy factors that seem to influence how we process all of this stuff).

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My take on "mild" and "serious" would be

Mild: below 65 which is trending down but certainly not serious. Easy enough to have a little something to eat to trend it back up. (a T2 would probably have a liver dump and that would take care of it.)

Low: would be in the 40-55 range. Still not serious for a T2, but a T1 would, however, take this seriously and treat it so it doesn't go lower.

Serious: would be below 40, and especially in the 20-30 range. Could result in losing consciousness. (Probably not something a T2 not on insullin would ever experience.)

Thanks - helpful guidelines.

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Thanks, just curious. The lowest I had was a 47, and I about hit the floor. I was pretty wobbly, but I was surprised I was still conscious.

I feel all hot and a little light headed around 65, and sweat a lot around 60.

That's why I was asking - I can tell, at least so far, when it's dropping and I need to test to confirm.

I was just wondering where that line is that makes you hit the floor, but I suppose like everything else, maybe it's different for all of us, and also depends on our environment at the moment (stress, heat, if the wind is blowing, or your sign is in Venus, or whatever other crazy factors that seem to influence how we process all of this stuff).

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My husband a Type 11 diabetic did hit the floor at around 40. That's what the EMT's said when they picked him up. He was driving a 18-wheeler truck, had just delievered, and putting placards on the truck to make another delivery, and a trucker found him in a gravel parking lot. Diagnosed him as having a seizure ( not sure if we believed that) but I saw a piece of paper that had lactic acidosis on it.

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