Never Go To The Grocery Store When Hungry, and Never Go To McDonald’s When Low

Tested 42, grabbed a handful of glucose tablets, but with 3+ units still on board I headed to a nearby McDonald’s. I really should have stopped driving, but I didn’t feel that I had enough stuff in the car to pull me through the low with all that insulin still working.

I think I just asked for like 3 of everything on the menu…

Seriously though, I had one cinnamon roll and 4.5 hash browns. Doesn’t really sound all that bad, I guess… at least until you get your senses back and realize that you just consumed over 1000 calories in a single sitting…

Good thing I played basketball last night! Which I’m also sure is why I had experienced this low today.

Does anyone else feel really wiped out and tired for a good spot of time after a low like that?

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Scott K. Johnson

Patient voice, speaker, writer, advocate. Living life with diabetes and telling my story. Patient Success Manager, USA for mySugr (All opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent the position of my employer).

Diagnosed in April of 1980, I recognize the incredible mental struggle of living with diabetes. Read more…