You may notice that the title of this post is similar to others that you have seen recently and you would be correct.
Back when I became a member of Tu there was a post similar to this one that asked folks what their most embarrassing low stories. I posted the one about my low at a nudist resort. There were many humorous stories posted and as I read them a great idea started to form. So I pitched the idea to our friends in DHF. Put all these stories in a book and offer it for sale or whatever.
So this is where we start. If you have a humorous or embarrassing diabetes low story you would like to offer up, we would love to hear it.
If you want to just share you story, that would be okay too. We will contact you BEFORE we publish anything.
All that said I guess it is up to me to start the parade.
Low at the Nudist Resort
At one time my wife and I were involved in what was called "the lifestyle". We were members of a nudist resort located in the mid-Atlantic region of the US. It was in August and the wife and I were spending the weekend there. It was a beautiful place with a nice outdoor swimming pool and a huge hot tub. You could fit like 10 couples in the thing.
On those hot days I liked to sit in the hot tub for 10 minutes and then go jump in the pool. The pool was located out in the sun and so the pool water was rather warm. But that swimming pool always felt so nice and cool after 10 minutes in that hot tub.
Now I have no idea exactly what happened but my wife told me that at some point I had gotten out of the pool, put my glasses on, and got back in the pool. I NEVER swim with my glasses on. She told me she watched as I was standing in the water and just feel over. The folks that were there got me out of the pool and my wife went and got the glucagon shot. She came back, gave me the shot and was sitting there waiting for the glucagon to bring me around. Someone with the resort staff had apparently already called 911 and in rolled the brigade.
Now imagine yourself as a fireman, policeman or paramedic sitting in your station or vehicle when you hear the call that there is a medical emergency at the nudist resort. In total there were two fire trucks, 3 state police cars, 2 county police cars, 1 municipal police car (I am not even sure the resort was within his jurisdiction), a paramedic unit and an ambulance. All of that equipment and personnel for one poor old diabetic.
I was told by my wife, and others, that it was a royal three ring circus. People fighting over who had jurisdiction while other folks were trying to cover my wife up (remember that this was a nudist resort). All the while my wife was tell the paramedics, and other members of the resort who were "medically" trained, to just leave me alone and the glucagon shot would bring me around (after all she had done this before). I was told that one of the people my wife was having “words” with was a member of the resort who was an emergency room nurse.
Sure enough, about 20 minutes after she gave me the shot they had me sitting up drinking OJ and eating a sandwich. The emergency was averted. But the paramedics wanted to stay to make sure I was alright. Since the paramedics were staying the cops thought they should stay. The only ones that left were the fireman and their trucks (you sure there isn’t a fire somewhere that we need to watch).
It was quite exciting for the members and guests. It was probably even more exciting for all the emergency responders who got to take a look inside the fence of that private resort.