I have had diabetes for many years and have felt like i always did my best to control it. After 28 years of dealing with it i thought i would be able to handle what ever came at me. I started to have hypoglycemia unawareness in June of this year. I was driving home from work and i remember getting on the freeway the rest i have no clue. I guess on the freeway i got involved in a fender bender and kept on driving. I ended up with 6 cops cars chasing me down the road. I ended up near a school which had a circular drive which i drove in a circle for ten minutes or so according to witness. I eventually pulled over. They threw me down on the ground and then handcuffed me. The first thing i actually remember is getting into the ambulance. They had found my insulin and figured out i was a diabetic. They tested my blood sugar it was 51. I remember they asked me my name i did not know it asked me what time of day and i did not know. I did know that i was in Austin Texas but that was it. I remember the cops yelling at me that i should know who i am. The cops once i was coming back to wanted me to do a field sobriety test but my roommate arrived and threatened to call my attorney if they were. They then wanted to charge me with hit and run even though they knew i was a diabetic. My roommate really went to bat for me and got them to drop all charges.
Things have continued to get worse i have had three EMS visits since July. One of the visits i was watching my friend 18 month old daughter and i had passed out on the bathroom floor. A friend found me and had no idea how long i had been there. I ended up with a concussion from my fall. I have been living in such a state of fear because i test my blood sugar so many times but i know i don’t catch them all. I am very tired from all the doctors visits. blood work, and not having a solution. I have tried so many things to get my blood sugars to stay above 100 in the hopes that i might regain some feeling again but so far that has not happened. My blood sugar will be over a hundred and drop dramatically to around 40 or 50. I have tried eating different foods to maintain blood sugar but that has not really made much difference. I don’t like to stay by myself in fear of what might happen. I feel like i have lost most of my freedom. I was put on an insulin pump in August but that has not helped much. It actually seems to have increased my low blood sugars at times. I have tried like so many people to get approved for the CGMS. I have been denied three times but im determined to keep fighting. I believe that could possibly give me back some of my freedoms. I have been doing so much research in hopes for finding something to help me with my issues. I did find some hope that a service dog might help me with my issues of hypoglycemia unawareness. I have just applied and hoping to hear back soon.