prayers for my daughter

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by kareninthesun, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. kareninthesun

    kareninthesun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2011
    She's 30. Been diagnosed with low sugar. She's reallllly bad about skipping meals. She went on an errand around 3 PM, and hadn't eaten since the NIGHT BEFORE. About a mile from home, she started 'feeling funky'. Eyes started blurring a bit. Pulled up to her house, and LOST nearly all her vision. Got scared. Found her phone and tried to call for help, but couldn't figure the phone out. Started crying, didn't want to get out of the car because there are bricks around the flower bed and she couldn't think straight as to where they were. PRAISE GOD that within two minutes her best friend and brother in law (who is a pharmasist) pulled up behind her. she flagged them down, they responded immediately. Bob made her drink a full can of Coke he had in the car, gave her a glucose tab. They carried her to the house, gave her another glucose tab and large glass of orange juice. Even with that, her sugar levels afterwards was 70. Not not not good. Now she's getting nagged on and monitored to make sure she eats. AND she is keeping hard candies above her pillow, drinks and glucose close at hand at night.
  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    Definitely will pray for her. My great grandmother has problems with her sugar, so I'm familiar with it.
  3. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    There is this AWESOME stuff-glucose in a tube in gel form. Squeeze it under the tongue and it works great!
    My DH is a diabetic so I have had educate myself on this stuff.
    With low BS, I worry about choking on hard candy so I avoid that with him.
    Praying for her to take care of herself and monitor her BS faithfully.
  4. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    Oh gosh, that must have been so scary. [​IMG] Prayers sent!
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    eenie is right, that is scary.

    Is she under a doctor's care & a nutritionist's?

    Low Blood Glucose is very very serious.

    Good luck,

  6. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    Protein, protein, protein!!

    Hypoglycemia isn't that hard to manage if she would eat something with protein every two hours. A hard boiled egg is a perfect snack. It will keep her stable.
  7. vickie2133

    vickie2133 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2009
    Praying for her, and for you.
  8. Criskin

    Criskin Lost somewhere in a book

    Quote:I agree! I've had trouble with low blood sugar for years. I just have to be careful to balance my sugar and carbs with protein so I don't crash. I've learned to always keep peanut butter around. The mixture of sugar and protein gets rid of the shakiness and keeps me feeling normal.
  9. kareninthesun

    kareninthesun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2011
    yeah, she inherited this from me, I from my Dad. All my kids have it, and she knows better, but like everyone else, you get busy, and taking care of yourself gets put on the backburner until something serious happens. What makes matters worse is that they've been trying to get pregnant, and she's under a specialists care because she's (among other things) been making hens jealous, dropping on the average of 7 eggs every month. She doesn't want to have anything done artificially, but there's a concern of tubular pregnancy along with mulitples. But since this plays fun games with her hormones, it is very important for her to make sure her sugar levels and iron levels are balanced out.
  10. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2011
    Yep. Brain needs glucose. It does not work well that low.

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