Bad hypoglycemic low blood sugar drop, lesson learned

A couple of weeks ago, I went to brunch with a friend. We met around 10 am and I had a couple of breakfast tacos and some amazing french press coffee. I didn’t overeat, but was full. I was meeting my boyfriend at his house for dinner and he eats early (5:30 ish).  I wasn’t…

Hypoglycemia and Going to Events

Even if you know an event you are going will have food, as a hypoglycemic, you still need to carry food on you for a couple of reasons: You know the food with you meets your calorie/protein/carb needs. There might be long lines, they may shut the food down, etc. You need to be prepared. You…

Driving with low blood sugar is like driving drunk

A couple of weeks ago, I was scanning the news and noticed the below article. I’m not sure what made me click on it, but I’m glad I did, because it reminded me of something that I’ve forgotten to address up until now. Driving with low blood sugar is similar to driving drunk. Don’t do…

Hypoglycemic attacks in the middle of the night

Whenever I explain to someone that I’m hypoglycemic (usually apologetically while I pull out food to eat in the front of them) and what that means (eating every three hours), the number one question I get is, “Do you have to get up in the middle of the night too?” The answer is, sometimes. It…

Hypoglycemia in the movies

There have been a few times when the issue of low blood sugar has graced the big screen. Movie: Live Free or Die Hard (Die Hard 4.0) Character: Matthew Farrell In the movie Live Free or Die Hard, Matthew Farrell plays a computer hacker who assists Bruce Willis’ character in taking down a group of…

Hypoglycemia memory loss, brain damage, and dementia

When I tell people I’m hypoglycemic, one of the first questions they ask is how will they know if my blood sugar is low. One of my telltale signs is that I’m VERY forgetful. Seriously, I forgot to close my car door once when walking into a mall. HOW THE HELL DO YOU FORGET TO…