One time I was walking on the University campus when my legs just turned to rubber and I had to fall into a seated position. There was nothIng to indicate that was about to happen, and I was not going to be able to walk anymore. I was real lucky because I just happened to have a sweet soda in my backpack at the time. Another time I went to the movies and checked my sugar to see if I could have some of my kid's popcorn, and found I was a bit high (180). I selected the recommended fix my pump gave for somebody not eating and saw the movie without eating popcorn. As soon as the movie was over, I went home with the kids. At the door to the house, my eyes became kind of cloudy. In the house, while standing in the kitchen, I suddenly felt nauseas, my eyes were still not right, and I felt confused. I looked at my test machine and was confused on what to do with it. My daughter was chatting to me and apparently noticed nothing weird, but I could not concentrate on her. Out of desperation, I ripped my Omnipod pump off and got to the frig and got milk and poured a bowl of cereal and ate it. I also grabbed a piece of a chocolate bar my daughter had made that was in the frig. I felt quite afraid that that problem had crept up on me like that and felt fortunate I was in the house in the kitchen at the time. It was a bit difficult for me to put on another pump, but I did.
Most of the time when I am getting low, I start yawning like crazy. Confusion is definitely a symptom most of the time too. That is what made these so weird because the symptoms just suddenly happened instead of creeping in slowly. I do not think I hear any buzzing or vibration in my ears. In fact, with extreme lows, I have had heightened awareness--in that, seeing, hearing, smelling things enhanced.
The worse are lows that occur during your sleep, and you come out of the sleep somehow, but you are left in a confused state about reality. Those are quite frightening. My friend one time fell and hit her head, and I remember in the hospital she kept repeating the same questions and phrases over and over like a broken record. This is the state you can get in with a bad low--in that, you are left doing a repetitive thing over and over. What is worse is as you slowly come out of it, you can watch yourself doing the repetitive thing until your sugar naturally goes up because of the dawn effect.