I was originally going to call this post “so predictable” and then it dawned on me that maybe it wasn’t “so predictable” after all. I mean, how often is diabetes “so predictable” in my life. I mean, some things are, but not everything, it’s constantly changing. But then to apply what I think is “so predictable” to someone else, well, it could very well be not predictable.
What the hell am I talking about? I’m talking about lows and naps. It’s strange because I really don’t remember ever having to take a nap after a low blood sugar until maybe 4-5 years ago. I feel like when I was younger I could bounce back from them better than I can now. Now, a low of any sort takes me out for several hours. There’s been times where I just had to go to a coworkers office and lay on her floor for a while until I felt better because the lows were so devastating to my state of being.
So, where did this come from? Well, Sara asked a question, and I responded, and then, that led me to think.
I said a low and a nap, but that shot off all kinds of synapses that led to a couple thoughts:
How applicable is what happens to me, applicable to someone else? I mean, sure, we have the “same” disease, but every case is so incredibly different. We all experience everything in such drastically different ways in some cases, sure, there’s some similarities, but there’s also the stuff that happens to some that may never happen to others.
And then, it also made me think, how safe is it for us to be going to sleep after we treat a low. I think the best comparison I can make is like sleeping after you get a concussion. There are dangers to it. I can use me as an example. I check my blood, see my low blood sugar, treat it with juice, and if possible I immediately lay down and sleep. The issue with this is that I don’t wait to check my blood and see if I’m on a rise before I go to bed. Which means, it’s a possibility that I didn’t get enough sugar in me, my blood sugar may not rise as much as it needs to, and I’m going to wake up low, lower than I was, or not wake up at all and go into seizures. I’ve experienced the first two after going to sleep with a low, and the third isn’t so far off because I’ve had seizures before caused from low blood sugars while I was sleeping.
It’s just stuff to think about, I’m a thinker, what can I say *shrugs*