I’m curious for those of you who have had diabetes since you were younger (or if you are parents as well), do you think you’ve become more or less sensitive to highs and lows as you got older?
I woke up really high this morning and have spend the better part of the day trying to get it down, and all day I’ve been feeling high (thirsty, having to use the washroom, blurry vision, tired, etc.). I don’t remember feeling this way when I was younger, even though I know there were days when my mom did as I’m doing and it took all day to get my blood sugar down. Maybe I did feel this way and just don’t remember, though.
I also used to be able to go extremely low when I was younger and feel perfectly fine, which unfortunately caused some bad reactions on a few occasions, but now I feel low at much higher levels (although it still doesn’t put me out of commission until I’m really , really low). This does depend somewhat on control, though, if I go low more than a few times a week it’s easy to get to where I can’t feel them very well.
I wonder if it’s just me or if others have had this happen (or maybe the opposite). I theorize that it’s partly because I’ve had to become more aware of how my body is feeling as I took over diabetes management during my teens.