When I get woken up by Hal and Jax in the middle of the night, there’s always a good reason for it. Tonight, or rather this morning, it was another episode of hypoglycemia with my blood glucose levels down to around 45.
I wrote about times like this just the other day
The feeling is exactly the same, and these episodes tend to happen in clusters over a few days and then subside. After carefully taking glucose tablets over a period of 20 minutes and measuring my blood glucose levels every 5 minutes, the levels have returned to normal and should stay there for the rest of the night.
During all of this, Hal and Jax have been by my side. I know that if something were to go wrong that one or both of them would immediately alert Hal (person) about the situation. These two brothers are my little guardian angels at times like this.
Now that I feel better I will go back over the last 12 hours or so and try to determine what caused my blood glucose level to plummet. That includes reviewing my doses of medicine and making any necessary adjustments. Obviously, the dosage that I take before bedtime is extremely important because that determines what my night will be like. For whatever reason, the dosage last night was too high and didn’t correctly account for how my body would process that condition while I was sleeping.
At least today is Thursday, technically, and when I finish work today I’m going to try and catch up on some sleep. If I can manage that without screwing up my blood glucose levels I’ll be happy. Thankfully I am not totally exhausted right now at 0400, and I know that I can make it through 12 hours to finish work on time this afternoon.
I’m grateful that things aren’t any worse here, but I’m even more thankful for Hal and Jax, the brothers who are watching out for me.