First of all, telling you that you are having too many hypos without proving ANY assistance with how to avoid them or at least reduce the incidence is like telling someone who is deaf that they just aren’t listening!!!
I cannot stand this argument, and in my experience, CDEs and doctors tend to blame the patient for making “stupid” errors like not counting carbs correctly, rather than blaming the faulty counterregulatory response that people with type 1 suffer from. Shame on them for doing nothing to help you!!! You should also know that many people incorrectly believe that “brittle” (now known as “labile” in the medical profession) is fictitious, when the facts clearly indicate otherwise.
Having said that, I recommend reading some FACTS on the subject, followed by some info. which may help with hypoglycemia unawareness:
Hypoglycemia in Diabetes
Iatrogenic hypoglycemia causes recurrent morbidity in most people with type 1 diabetes and many with type 2 diabetes, and it is sometimes fatal. The barrier of hypoglycemia generally precludes maintenance of euglycemia over a lifetime of diabetes and thus precludes full realization of euglycemia’s long-term benefits. While the clinical presentation is often characteristic, particularly for the experienced individual with diabetes, the neurogenic and neuroglycopenic symptoms of hypoglycemia are nonspecific and relatively insensitive; therefore, many episodes are not recognized.
Negotiating the Barrier of Hypoglycemia in Diabetes
Hypoglycemia is the limiting factor in the glycemic management of diabetes. It is a barrier to quality of life and even survival in the short term and to true glycemic control, with its established microvascular and potential macrovascular benefits, in the long term. Although it is possible to both improve glycemic control and minimize the risk of hypoglycemia in many patients with currently available regimens—by applying the principles of aggressive therapy and practicing hypoglycemia risk reduction—people with diabetes need treatment methods that provide glucose-regulated insulin secretion or replacement if euglycemia is to be maintained safely over a lifetime of diabetes.
Blood Glucose Awareness Training (BGAT-2)
An overview of blood glucose awareness training (BGAT) has been shown to help improve awareness of blood glucose (BG) fluctuations among adults with type 1 diabetes. This study investigates the long-term (12-month) benefits of BGAT-2.
An online version of Blood Glucose Awareness Training developed by the University of Virginia Diabetes Research Team in Behavioral Medicine.