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Blood Sugar Going Too Low

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I just had a terrible low. I was writing an email and I got really light headed and I COULD NOT THINK. I tested at 34 at 11:05PM. I saved most of my carbs for dinner, I ate cheese ravioli and a dinner roll and took a large bolus at 7PM. I have a diabetes check-up with my doctor tomorrow. I have never blacked out but I am afraid that I might. I really do not have much warning until my blood sugar drops below 45. My Mother goes to bed very early and is hard of hearing and I am afraid that I may black out while being alone. I just can't stop taking my insulin and I am not sure why I am going so low. I may need to to reduce my Actos or Glucotrol. I have already reduced my basal insulin by 10 units at night over the last 3 weeks. I hope to get some answers tomorrow. :confused::noidea:
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Oooh breezeonby it's scary, isn't it! Just do what onaughmae said and have a snack near you if you're worried, and test lots even if it's just for piece of mind. Hope the doctor will help tomorrow!
I know that random lows can occur when you accidentally inject into your bloodstream or something like that. I remember once I was about 20mmol before dinner, didn't inject as much as I should have for the carb-heavy meal I had, we went out (no exercising really) and half an hour later I was feeling light-headed and measured my glucose and it was 2.5. I told my doctor about that and he was stumped! Doesn't happen very often, but it can happen.
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