Project Description

What does this image remind you of?  For me, it’s an image of how it feels to have a hypo when I’m there but not there and the brain fog lasts for some time after I get my blood sugar back into safe territory.  What’s your hypo viewpoint?

Hypos happen.  They are not pleasant and hopefully happen at less than embarassing moments but sometimes they come out of nowhere and hit you from behind.  You have to pull yourself together and comprehend the messages coming at  you telling you that you NEED glucose in whatever form you can get it NOW.

Continuous glucose monitoring should allow a person with diabetes taking insulin to avoid or minimise the severity of hypos but this isn’t always the case.

If you have a strong fear of hypos, it could be causing more issues than you need to deal with.

Hypos happen.  Hypos are unpleasant.  Hypos need to be avoided whenever possible.  You need to be prepared for hypos so, when they start, you can deal with them before they become severe and you need help.  You may need to be helped with dealing with a hypo so people around you need to know about the fact that you have diabetes and take insulin so they know what to do if you do need help.

Hypos should happen, do what they do and then they should go away and leave without causing any trauma.  Trauma is long term and debilitating and hypos shouldn’t have the ability to cause trauma.  Acceptable if they cause discomfort, embarassment, disorientation, frustration.  NOT okay if they cause trauma.  We may be able to help if this is happening.