Have you ever been lying in bed when all of a sudden your subconscious starts talking to you? Maybe it's reminding you to do something or is stressing you out to say that you have things to get done soon, or maybe for most diabetics it is telling you that you need to take action. I don't know how many times I have been tossing in bed when a voice tells me that I should check my blood sugar. Sometimes it takes all I can to talk myself out of it, am I hungry? no. Am I shaking? no. Am I sweating? no. But, still the persistent voice is telling me that I should check my blood sugar.
It's that voice that gets me up and checking, untucking myself, pricking my finger in the light of my pump or meter and testing. Often praying that I am not low because I DON'T WANT TO EAT! Often times the voice is masked by a desire to eat or to want to go to a store to get food or order food despite it being the middle of the night. Often at that time there is a voice thinking it's possible to just order something or if only I could go to the bulk barn to stock up on some candy. That diabetic subconscious is full of wonderful ideas when you're low.
It's crazy to think that some people don't notice their lows especially when sleeping. A crazy and scary thought that diabetics are sleeping through lows or doing other activities while not realizing that they need to act on their blood sugars. I am thankful that I feel my lows under five. Although, I dislike getting lows like every other diabetic, it's nice to know that I can still act on them without going too low to the point where I need assistance.
That voice has saved me a few times I like to think. Begging me to check my blood sugar while I am asleep, forcing me to get up despite feeling sleepy or comfy and walking me through the steps of getting better.