I'll never forget this:
One night, before bed, I checked my BG and it was in the low 100s. I felt comfortable enough to go to bed without eating anything, afterall low 100s are a good target. So, I kiss my wife goodnight and fall asleep. I wake up in the middle of the night seeing 4 gentlemen hovered over me (kind of like that camera shot on TV shows when you see the viewpoint of someone being taken to the Emergency Room and there are doctors and nurses huddled over the camera). I try to say, "what's going on?" but all I can get out is, "taco". The men keep asking me questions and I can tell them what I want to say (in my head), but I can only spit out non-coherent things like "puppy licks" and "It's Tuesday, He-Man". I notice I'm in my bedroom, still lying down in bed and I see lights flashing outside of my window. I look for my wife and see her standing behind the 4 men, weeping a little bit. I finally realize that the men were EMTs and I must have had a hypo reaction. After a short while, I can feel the glucagon kicking in and I calmly thank the EMTs for their fast and caring attention. After they leave, I ask my wife what happened. She told me that I was rustling around in bed and was saying weird things. I notice that she has a mark on her cheek and ask her how THAT happened. She told me she recognized that I was having a low reaction and she tried to get me to eat some glucose tablets. When she tried to put them in my mouth, I swatted them away, scratching her cheek as I did so. After hearing that, I couldn't stop crying. I don't recall any of what she said happened while I was low. I know I couldn't control what was going on, but it tore me up to know that she was trying to help me and I hurt her in the process. All of this was about 5 years ago.
To this day, I have made sure I'm a "little" higher when I go to bed and my wife has learned to give me a glucagon shot. Hopefully, I'm not like a wild mountain man and she'll be able to inject me if I need the help.
I am so glad to have the advancements of the CGM and other things that make our lives much better and eaiser. And, I'm very thankful for an attentive, caring and loving wife that I know will help me when I can't help myself.