Category: low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)

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Understanding the Dangers of Hypoglycemia Unawareness

For anyone who lives with diabetes (or the people who care for them), the threat of hypo unawareness of a terrifying thought. People with diabetes struggle with low blood sugar on a weekly, if not daily, basis, but the idea of not realizing you’re going low, especially while sleeping, is a downright disturbing thought. So, […]

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Type 1 Diabetes and Eating Disorders: A Complicated Relationship

This content originally appeared on TCOYD: Taking Control of Your Diabetes. Republished with permission.By Quinn Nystrom My eating disorder started when I was around 12 years old, when I started struggling with anxiety and depression. It was my secret though, and it stayed that way for a long time. I justified the behaviors in my […]

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How I Loop: Near-Zero Risk for Hypoglycemia for the First Time in 30 Years

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission.By Kelly Close Read about Kelly’s better quality of life on Loop, as well as the difficulties that ultimately ended her Looping experience; part 2 of a series on a hybrid-closed-loop app to automate basal insulin delivery​ When I heard about Loop, I was dying to try […]

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Waking up with Low Blood Sugar at Night

I’m still here and have never experienced a seizure so I know that I always wake up from my low blood sugars. However, sometimes I wake up when my blood sugar is 60 mg/dL and other times I don’t wake up until I’m dangerously low and in the 30 mg/dL range. I wonder about various […]