Since Andrew is still honeymooning, things can turn downward fast since we never know when his pancreas is going to spit out some insulin on its own.
After my eye appointment yesterday, we decided to go to Eat N' Park for lunch. Andrew loves to get their gluten free cod with a baked potato and steamed broccoli. We ate lunch around 12:10. His blood sugars were stable at 92, so I dosed him for 1.0 units of insulin and fed him. Granted, my eyes were dilated, but I had all the kids double check my dosing. The people in the restaurant were probably wondering what in the world were we doing with the syringe waving around in the air.
After lunch, I had to run to Target and get some new exercise clothes. Yes, I'm trying to burn some butter! The time was about 1:20. The kids are wondering about around me when I hear Andrew saying, "I don't feel right". I continue flipping through the clothes rack and calmly ask, "What do you mean?" I knew he just eaten and should be fine. He proceeds to say, "I'm shaky". Still flipping through clothes, I ask, "I really don't think you could be low since you just ate. He then says, "I'm HOT!"
Now he has my attention!
I start rummaging through my purse for the glucometer. As I turned around, I find him literally laying flat out on his back on the carpet saying, "I'm HOT!" He's always complained of being shaky when he's low but not hot. I knew he needed my attention. He tested at 50. I did it twice to make sure and the second time was also reading 50. This was only 1 hour and 20 minutes after he ate lunch. I gave him some Smartie's and waited 10 minutes all the while waiting on the carpet. He finally came up to 121.
I wish I had my camera because after the incident, there's Andrew laying flat out on the carpet with the glucometer, strips and candy wrappers out all around him. There were a couple of women that walked past and gave me a glance out of the corner of their eyes.
When we got home, he dipped again to 70 and then to 62 about an hour after dinner. I ended up giving him some popcorn and diet hot chocolate without dosing him. He ended up at 102 this morning which is high for him, but it gave me peace of mind throughout the night.
My question to all of you: Where has been the most unexpected place that you or your child has had a low?