I had my first severe hypoglycemic event since being diagnosed as a type 1 just over a 1.5 years ago. I took my morning Lantus at my regular time at 7:00 AM with a morning BG of 100. Then went to have some coffee and watch the news. Thirty minutes later my Dexcom alarm went off and I was 43! I was surprised so I went to test and after a few steps I almost blacked out.
I ate a few glucose tablets and then drank 2 boxes of apple juice and was still around 60 so I ate a Cliff Bar. I finally started to come back up.
I am completely shocked at how fast it came on. It was so fast I either missed my first Dexcom low alarm (but I don’t think I did) but I certainly did not get much warning. My only guess is that I had 3 back to back days of hard cycling, and that finally caught up with me. However, I am surprised that it hit me almost 18 hours after my last ride, totally unexpected.
I guess going forward I need to lower my Lantus each consecutive day until I have a rest day. I am stating a pump (Omnipod) this coming week so hoping that offers me more flexible basal rates.
This first hypo really scared me