I used to just wake up, shaking & sweating. I’d drink or eat something and fall back in bed, totally drained. Eventually I lost my hypo symptoms and had some very serious lows, including some at home alone. With the pump I don’t have those really awful lows anymore and my lows are usually easily treated now. Sometimes I even get classic symptoms when I’m low but it’s usually when I’m really low, 30s - 40s.
A few nights ago I woke up totally drenched in sweat and shaky. I thought I was going to fall down getting to the kitchen. I ate a handful of glucose tablets (maybe 5) and went to the couch to lay down. After laying there for awhile I tested my BG and it was 31, and that was after eating a bunch of glucose tabs. That was the worst low I’ve had on the pump and I know it was because I had a bunch of late night snacks and kept bolusing for small amounts of various things over a 1.5 -2 hour period.
I am glad that I woke up for that one. 2 years ago I would have slept right through it and wouldn’t wake up until my body went into a sort of seizure, where I have no control of my limbs.
I had forgotten just how awful a low felt. It’s not fun but it beats the alternative.