[quote user="Monique H"]
I logged on to post a question about my son's bad highs, and lookie there, I've got my answer. Mostly :)
We've had our share of highs (250, 300 or more) in the past 11 months (gosh, has it really been that long?!?), but he's never had "freak out" highs before. But in just the past few days he's had highs (almost 300) after lunch and has melted down. Thursday at the car dealership, just as we were going in to sign contracts with the finance guy, he started losing it. He tested, I took him into the bathroom for a dose and a snack, and tried to stay calm and supportive while he sat on the floor screaming "I have to go home.". Today, same thing at Nana's house about 1 1/5 hours after lunch, suddenly losing it, BS near 300, sitting on the floor of the bathroom wailing "I have to go home." He hasn't had this reaction to highs before, so it has me concerned. Are highs "worse" when you're away from home or in over-stimulating environments? (William also has APD, so the environment may be making it worse for him). I just wish I knew what was going on with him.
So, I guess my question is, does your environment effect how you experience a high? Worse at work/school/mall, and more manageable at home? William (hopefully) will be going to a pump soon (fingers crossed), and these bad highs have me concerned about the transition period. Are we going to need to stay home during the transition until the highs are worked out?
Anyway, sorry for the rant, but I gotta rant somewhere, and no one understands T1 like you all do :)
i find that when i'm "too high" i feel so uncomfortable that i want to be some place alone while my bloodsugar drops. but i'm the kind of person who likes to have no one come near me or talk to me when i'm that high. sometimes if i'm too high and i'm stressed out at the same time, i'll break down and cry. but everyone reacts differently since everyone feels the symptoms of highs differently.
he probably is just reacting to the uncomfortable feeling that being that high is. i wouldn't be too concerned, i'm sure when i was little i did the same. one time when i had a low at a my neighbours(my mom was at my bros baseball game), i refused to let my friend's dad give me sugar. instead i ran home and sat on the front steps and flipped out until my mom came home(thankfully pretty soon. i think little kids are just more prone to freaking out because it is kinda scary when you're a kid and you feel sick due to being high or low, even if you've been dx'ed for a while. maybe he just feels like if he went home he'd feel better?