1. Hi Frank not caught up for a long time … been busy with life !! I Hypo most days and have done for 26 yrs 🙈they call it brittle diabetes👯‍♂️ so I could relate to everything you said …nice to know someone out there who shares their feelings and experiences … love your blog , I hope to start back in mine soon 🌺🌼🌸🇬🇧

  2. Jack Lego

    This rings so true mate.

    I work as a doctor but I try to be very surreptitious around other docs and nurses whenever I’m treating a hypo at work because it becomes a total panic otherwise.

    Last week after saying no, I’m really fine thanks, just give me a couple of minutes to let the glucose tablets work, someone ran off to find some glucose paste to have on hand “just in case…”

    Never mind my bag full of jelly beans under the chair that I’m happy to dig into if needed.

    It comes from a caring but especially while low/easily frustrated and wanting to just sit still and not speak to anyone for a few minutes, it make you just want to scream!

    • Thanks, Jack! I can imagine it must be harder to navigate in a hospital setting. Sometimes I want to sit and be left alone, but other times I really do just want to get on with it without my hypo being a big deal.

  3. duane

    Hi Frank, love your work as always. One of the worst places for me to manage my bsl is when I’m in hospital. Generally speaking, nurses work to a schedule set by well meaning clinicians, but it is formula based. When I am below 4.0 they give me way to much sugar drink. When I am high, they won’t let me trim my levels with an appropriate amount of insulin. I find it bizarre that the most uneducated place for me to manage my bsl is whilst in hospital. Nurses are only following the rules – the rules are so generalised they don’t allow for those of us that know how our body works and manage this disease every day. That’s my 2 cents worth.

    • Thanks, Duane. You’re definitely not the first person I’ve heard from about a bad experience managing type 1 in hospital. I get the impression type 1s need to be prepared to be firm, speak up and be their own advocate when it comes to a hospital admission because as you say there’s not a lot of awareness.

  4. Kristi Kaspars

    Ah, yes. I hear you on this one. Especially after having type 1 for 33 years. Many of my hypos aren’t “text book” hypos either, making me the centre of some very common misconceptions.
    People mean well. But i will admit to struggling not to roll my eyes at times 😂

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