So my wife and I had a new experience Friday night. We attended a fundraiser gala which included dinner, auction, drinks, dancing, etc. It was fun, and ended too quickly for my tastes, but that’s always the case.
At 1 am, I tested BG, which was about 275, so I took humalog and my normal Levemir bedtime basal dose. At 3:30, my wife woke to me convulsing in the bed, unresponsive. She had a bit of panic, looking for glucagon and glucose gel, both of which she couldn’t locate. Instead, she carefully fed smarties to me, monitoring swallowing, etc. (She’s an occupational therapist, so knows a bit about this kind of thing). I think she fed me 5 rolls.
After about 20 minutes, she sat me up in bed and began asking me basic questions: what are our kids’ names, etc. A minute or two into this, I regained sight, and cognition…“what’s going on?”.
I thank God for my wife, but not nearly often enough.
So, in hindsight, I am sure I took too much humalog, and also should have cut my basal dose due to alcohol consumption (I probably had two drinks in my system yet at bedtime… Past experience suggests overnight low for me in these conditions). Also, if I tested at 10 PM, I would have taken care of the high BG by bedtime… All hindsight.
I’ve requested a prescription for libre 2 for monitoring BG overnight- I’ve put off a CGM for too long.
Does this happen to all type ones? Should I go see my physician for a checkup?