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Hypoglycemia unawareness: A complication of diabetes in which the patient is unaware of a deep drop in blood sugar because it fails to trigger the secretion of epinephrine which generates the characteristic symptoms of hypoglycemia (such as palpitations, sweating, anxiety) that serve to warn the patient of the dropping blood glucose.
Just tested at 39 with no idea I was that low. I started to feel a little funny and thought I would be in the high 50’s, or more likely 60’s. I had potatoes for Easter dinner tonight and I usually tank a bit after them. I even underdosed on the insulin to allow for the spike and then fall to normal. Guess I didn’t underdose enough. Thankfully I was already at work. Although that pry means I was driving in the 40’s to get here. Not fun.
I’ve had HU from the day I was diagnosed, which makes testing…