Having seen my dad with a BG of 25 mg/dL once (this equates to approx. 1.4mmol/L), I understand what you mean about hypophobia. Based on that, having seen him unable to even state his name, etc. it took me a very long time to be willing to give even slight hypos (70-80) a “shot”… which meant I was averaging (when I was doing well) in the range of 140-150.
In 2006, I started attending a pumpers meeting here in Orlando and was amazed at how “daring” they were, shooting for 80-90 (in a very Dr. Bernstein’s fashion).
Those meetings had a deep impact on me. Not to say I am at 80-90 all the time (far from that), but I have less fear of hypos than I used to.
You know this, I am sure, but the two things I’d recommend, to start feeling a bit more comfortable with slightly lower levels are:
- ALWAYS test before driving or conducting any activity that involves risk.
- Always test before you go to sleep.
Hope my humble experience helps in some way.