Yesterday evening around 5 pm MST, I was having digestion problems. My BG (Blood Glucose) was between 40-45. I tried eating 2 hamburgers (meat patties, whole wheat bread, mayo and romaine lettuce) for dinner. I was already feeling tired from the day before’s hike (sunburn, dehydrated and drained). I had already eaten a peanut butter sandwich, peanut butter crackers, an apple and banana with almond milk, but I couldn’t raise my BG. So I told myself, well it’s already time for me to have dinner. However, I was full after the first hamburger and I had to go to the men’s restroom, but I couldn’t make. I was constipated. My BG at this point kept dropping lower so I had me some cranberry juice that was apparently out of date. So after drinking the 38 gm of sugar cranberry juice my BG began to rise to 47, but I was still constipated. An hour after drinking cranberry juice, I finally was able to go to the restroom. The thing is I had diarrhea and I felt like throwing up. So I went to my bed and laid there monitoring my BG. I started to feel weak, slightly dizzy and hot from the sun burn I got from the hike the day before. As I was monitoring my BG I noticed it would go up a few numbers then back down to below 40. Then five minutes later, I felt everything coming up. So I ran to the restroom to vomit. After I was finished, I felt more weak so I went back to my bed and checked my BG and I was still below 30. For more than two hours I could not raise my BG so I decide to use the Glucagon Emergency Kit.
I have never had to use it, but felt like I had to being sick and not able to get my BG risen. I prepared the solution and injected myself with it freaking out with the gauge of the needle Within 5minutes, my BG started to rise quick. I laid down, waiting for it to do its job, but within 30-45 minutes of the injection my BG got up to 167 and stopped. Then monitoring using my CGM, the arrow was steady, but every 5 minutes noticed it going down 2-4 numbers. I wasn’t sure if maybe my CGM wasn’t being accurate. So I checked my BG on my monitor and saw that it was at 154. As it lowered, I laid there sick and out of it. My diarrhea got worse. I began to have watery, clear stools like a water hose. So I was wondering…
What made my BG to act like this? Would it have been better to prepare another Glucagon Emergency Kit? What got me sick? Should I have forced water down even though I couldn’t keep it in?
I felt fine in the morning just tired and hot.