Awake again in the middle of the night. A never ending story that is a big part of my life. I woke up about an hour ago with the feeling one gets when taking that initial steep plunge on a roller coaster. An out of control feeling that, since there is no roller coaster present, can only mean that my blood glucose levels were plummeting.
After many years I have learned to recognize my symptoms and to react quickly and decisively when something like this happens to me. Hal The Cat and Jax The Cat basically woke me up as this episode began. I believe that animals can sense when something is physically wrong and alert us to what is going on.
Thankfully I was able to take some glucose tablets over a period of time to slowly build my blood sugar back to a normal level. The last thing I need right now is to go from hypoglycemia to hyperglycemia because that makes me feel worse than before. I know I caught things before they got too bad because I didn’t start sweating. If that happens I know that things are much more serious, and that I have to worry less about bringing my glucose levels up too quickly and just get that level up as quickly as possible.
I don’t know if I’ll get any more sleep tonight, but at least Hal and Jax saved me. They are still curled up against means purring away. I will try to go back to sleep and see how I feel when m alarm goes off in a few hours. I might decide to call in sick if I don’t feel up to the tasks that are waiting for me at work.