My husband has had 5 severe hypo episodes in the past month. That's more than he has had total in the previous 2 years. Something is up - and I don't know what. By severe, I mean, low enough that I can't get him to drink (BS of 35)- so I have to call the paramedics. If it's just 50 or so, I can usually get him to drink some juice, and he comes around. These usually happen in the middle of the night. But that’s not the part that worries me most.
The last 2 times he vomited soon after the medic left. The first time, he thought he was
better, but had to come home from work by 9am (and he rarely takes a sick day)
because he was so sick. The 2nd time - it was a Saturday, so he didn't
have to work, but he was ill all day – unable to eat until noon. This
makes things all the trickier because the peanut butter and jelly sandwich (or
whatever else suited his fancy at 3am) was no longer in his system to sustain him
until breakfast. Then I had to worry about him crashing again.
This same thing happened before with glucagon about 6 years ago. I’d give him the glucagon – or just half of the dose and he’d be instantly sick – and sick all day because of it. I've stopped giving him that - at his request. I still have it handy, just in case the medics are not close by, but I have not given it to him in years. I can't stop the medics – we have no other choice….
All the stresses of being the wife of a diabetic.