Hi Zo Zo, glad to hear you are O.K. and although we do not (which is most of the time) have ALL the facts, you should be aware that very similar things have happened to me, and it would appear that there is much more data to indicate that this was caused by a low sugar. Lets examine the key variables in real time.
-You didn’t feel well
-The meter indicated low
-Because we do not know the accuracy of the meter, you may have been even lower than it indicated
-Recovery began immediately with as the blood sugar was rising
-Recovery appears permanent.
Once again we are talking about a fuel delivery, and management system. In an automobile, when it is running out of fuel, the results are very predictable when the process repeats. The same is true for humans, except to a lesser degree. What we do understand is that although the basic (autonomic) systems (heart lungs etc) will function as long as they have fuel, there is a strange division regarding other body parts and some will receive fuel and work to some degree, while others may not. We know this happens and we don’t know why.
I have experienced times when my brain and thought process was working one hundred percent and my legs would not support me. I have also experienced the reverse, where I could literally walk into a wall, and have no idea of what was happening.
I would suggest a little more effort to avoid lows (run slightly higher sugars than normal) for a while because the more often you experience lows in a short period, the greater chance you have of suffering from hypoglycemic unawareness. This condition means that your body loses your ability to react physically and mentally when your sugar drops to low. Mother Natures warning signs are diminishing, and this can be VERY dangerous.
When you run slightly higher for a short time (don’t quote me but I think it can range from four to six weeks depending on the person) these systems will “reset” themselves, and your level of awareness will return. The bottom line is to do the best you can and don’t beat yourself up for ANY reason. We are after progress, not perfection. I would not concern myself with anything other than my sugar control. I hope this helps.
The Anonymous Diabetic.
PS WHENEVER SUGARS GET A LITTLE WHACKY make sure that you are near people and they check on you more often. Diabetes is silent, sneaky and severe however by being a little more clever and proactive, you can beat this devil and don’t EVER lose sight of that!!! I know bad punn.