Ever get complacent?
Your routine is working pretty well, good/excellent control, hypos aren't happening, weeks go by.
So, you start to slack off on some important things -- like making sure you've replaced your rescue sugar if you have a hypo.
My preferred rescue it skittles, or apple juice. So, I have little bags of 15 skittles each distributed throughout my life. Nightstand, glovebox of all cars, desk at work, my wife's purse, gym bag, and... my laptop case / diabetes bag (I got a black Adorn shoulder bag -- love it).
Well I guess some time back I consumed all the skittles in my bag. My truck's having service, so I'm in a rental. Something went way off the rails this morning, and while I'm driving to work (30 min, was about halfway there) the G4 starts screaming.
Take a look, O M G, 62 and double down arrows. Upon the instrumentation warning, I noticed that indeed I was feeling the beginnings of hypo.
Took the next exit from the freeway, pulled over, and started searching through my bag. Nothing. Now I'm getting the double-nickels klaxon alarm from the G4. 52.
Still fully functional, but now really feeling it. Shaky. Hyper. Hungry. Nothing in my bag. NOTHING!!
found a gas station quickly, and inhaled a full-sugar Coke. 39g of sucrose. Told the guy what was going on, that I was going to go sit in my car for a bit, but would he check on me in 15 minutes? Good guy, no problem.
Spent the next half hour watching it drop all the way to 48, with all the attendant badness, before it started back up. By the time I was in the 90s
again, I was feeling pretty good (relatively speaking), told the attendant I was good and thanks, and continued on to work.
DON'T GET COMPLACENT. Make sure your supplies are always stocked, everywhere you need them to be. A "situation" can occur at any time, even when your D has been fooling you into thinking you've got it nailed.