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    • #9949
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Recently we discussed ‘Stupids things you’ve done when hypo’ (https://www.shootuporputup.co.uk/groups/shoot-up/forum/topic/stupids-things-youve-done-when-hypo/) and I admit that sometimes I can be a little cranky but it seems us diabetic types aren’t the only ones who can lose it when you NEED sugar!

      http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3442438/Rampaging-mums-fairy-cake-fury.html

      (oh btw how do you add in text links??)

    • #12314
      Annette A
      Participant

      My office mate (non-D) claims that if she doesnt eat every 2 hours, she starts to get hypo symptoms, and that’s why she gets cranky of she doesn’t eat almost ;

    • #12316
      Tim
      Keymaster

      @bellebe – blimey! I’ve always fancied going on a rampage in a cake shop (haven’t we all?) but I’ve never really had the opportunity. :-(

      @annette – I think your colleague is just greedy and is playing the diabetes-card. What a great idea!

    • #12317
      Annette A
      Participant

      This morning’s show has glued the GREEDY tag on her. And led to me nearly clouting her, as she declaimed to the world that she couldn’t wait a minute longer for her lunch or she’d collapse with low blood sugar (this at 11:35, after a ‘snack’ at 9:00 and another at 11:00).
      Some people are remarkably insensitive.
      I’ve always planned my rampage for a belgian chocolate shop :-)

    • #12319
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      You should offer to test the fake’s blood – that’ll shut them up! Or prove they have ‘hypoglycaemia’, which is (also) a separate medical condition – my uncle has it. Means a non-D person can go hypo randomly, which I had never heard of, and didn’t know my uncle had, until I was diagnosed… (If I remember right, maybe I should google BEFORE posting? Nah, sod it :P )

      That said, I used to get ‘hypos’ before I was diagnosed (not that I knew what they were). And I mean years before. But only if I was understandably short on energy – after trying to do too much with out lunch or something. Being the slim-whatever-I-eat body type, I suspect it’s a lot easier to burn through reserves…

    • #12320
      lizz
      Participant

      A nurse asked me to test her blood sugar once as she felt faint after she had to go without lunch on a busy shift. Her BS was 3.2. i have friends who definitely need to eat, otherwise they become muddled and cranky. I think it exists in the non-diabetic world. Not as bad as us of course. We needn’t feel sorry for them.

    • #12321
      lizz
      Participant

      Actually, I thought this thread was about those times when hypo when NOTHING to eat seems to be enough. I mean, you know you’ve probably had enough, know that if only you can stop eating and sit the 15 minutes out you’ll probably be fine, but somehow you have to go on eating anything and everything delicious in sight. And then some.

    • #12323
      Tim
      Keymaster

      @Neobrainless – I used to have hypos pre-diagnosis, don’t professional cyclists have them a lot when they just run out of energy?

    • #12329
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      @Tim – I expect so, sounds sensible. That might have more to do with my uncles problem actually – he used to be a semi-pro cyclist!

      @Lizz – those are sorta my favourite hypos! Cause food tastes SO good, and you can eat for a national team! My problem at the moment is selecting the best emergency rations, nice so I will eat them, but not so nice I’ll eat them whenever! The Snickers flapjacks I got last weekend haven;t lasted anywhere near as long as my budget requires ;)

    • #12330
      lizz
      Participant

      @Rohan, if my blood sugar is in the 1s or very low 2s though, sometimes food tastes horrible to me. Even chocolate – bitter.

    • #12345
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Annette

      I know how irritating it can be -and sympathise with you for wanting to clout your colleague but maybe you should test your colleague’s BG. It could be that she has T2. Often, because the body isn’t getting the glucose it craves because of insulin resistance, it urges the type of ;

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