Bekah: Low blood sugar .. gives you the shakes, you can pass out from it too. Im hypoglycemic, low blood sugar. I have been since i started drinking water in a bottle as a baby. I hated water, taste so the doc said to put sugar in it .. duh.
Doctors only get 4 hours of low blood sugar in school, so most dont even think to test for it. When you get hungry, and feel all confused and shaky, and people notice you arent thinking right, thats all low blood sugar.
You can take the test for it, its a 6 hr test, usually at a hospital. You eat a lot of carbs for about 3 days then go in for the test. No food. You drink umm oh whats it, glucose, then sit, then give blood, you do that every hour. They stopped mine at 3, as I was out cold, lol
My blood sugar was so low.. and the idiots just left me there in the chair! I couldnt walk, I could move, i couldn get food, .. idiots!!! But you know what? screaming really gets a lot of attention. hahahahahahaha.
The other option is to just have them use the fingerstick method and have her test every few hours that way. Don't know what they'd do these days, actually.
Aahnay, gosh though, do you still get pretty shaky? That's so scary when that happens to someone near you. My mom is abnormal. She can get down to levels where most people pass out but all she feels is a little woozy and crabby. Somewhere down in the 60's, usually. I think she's just built up a resistance to it all since she's had T1 diabetes for almost 50 years.
EDIT: Anyways, I am off to go read for a while. Talk to everyone later! Bekah, I really hope you feel better!