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I've had T1 for about 10 years or so and this past year I've had some really strange things happen and I'm just curious if anyone else has had the same problem. There have been mornings when I wake up and don't hardly have control of my body, like partially paralyzed. Doc said low #s caused it? Idk!

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Ramsey, MN
It lasts a certain amount of time, or I'll have juice and I'll feel better but it has happened with numbers around 120 and to me that's not to low.

Caringbah
I have had this happen to me many times, I wake and cannot move, I think it's called sleep paralysis and many doctors have not even heard of it. I am type 1 diabetic and I don't think it's from going low either.

Ramsey, MN
Weird, I've never heard of it.. It's only happened a few times to me! But I'm not completely paralyzed I can still move but it's kinda like thrashing movements? Idk if that makes sense. First time I was home alone I called 911 cause I couldn't walk and when they got to my house to brought me to the ambulance gave me some sugar and it started feeling better and they said I was fine.. I've tried talking to the docs at the hospital and my endo and they just say it's low numbers you'll be fine! Ha, when it happens it's terrifying.. They have no idea!!

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2012.
Spring Creek, NV
Did you check your numbers when it was happened ?

Ramsey, MN
As soon as I was able to I did, I've it happen with numbers ranging from 37-120

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2012.
Spring Creek, NV
Whoa! That's really crazy.

Ramsey, MN
I know right, and I've yet to get an answer from a doc. they always blow it off like it was nothing.

Ingleburn, AUS
I went through a phase where low blood sugars overnight would send me into convulsions, luckily it doesn't happen anymore. Everyone's body just reacts differently to low blood sugars so the doctors are most likely right. If it's happening a bit, maybe try having a glass of milk before bed so it doesn't drop to low. Good luck

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2012.
Spring Creek, NV
I hate it when doctors don't take what you say seriously. What state are you in ?

Ramsey, MN
I'm currently in NC in Jacksonville.. My husband is in the Marines so I've dealt with a lot of military docs!

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