So yesterday she forgot to have a morning snack and was 65 at lunch. She at 64 grams of carbs and bolused correctly. Her teacher called me around 1:45 saying she didn't feel well and looked a little glassy-eyed. Her bloodsugar was 137. I picked her up a little early, she seemed fine, maybe a little tired.
At home she decided she was hungry and at 2:56 tested at 140 and ate 15 grams, bolused correctly.
She and I went to watch some animal planet so she could just rest. She started complaining that her tummy hurt at about 5pm. Checked her sugar at 5:12 - she was 49!
1. I really don't understand how her sugar dropped nearly 100 in just over an hour with no physical activity or anything that should have caused it (aren't tummy issues supposed to make kids end up high, not low)
2. I asked her if she felt "low" and she said she didn't, I was right there with her, and she looked fine, wasn't "clammy", wasn't breathing hard or funny. Other than complaining her tummy hurt, she seemed perfectly normal!
3. So how the heck are we supposed to know when she's going low? This is the third time in a month she's dipped into the 40's without feeling weird - each time the only reason I caught the low was because I preemptively checked - the first time we were at the dentist office and I wanted a starting point before dental work, the second time was after bedtime and she'd been 90 after snack so I decided to check just to be safe, and now this one. Arrggggggg....
Thanks for listening. I'd love to hear any suggestions or experiences that help this make sense...