Friday, November 17, 2006 | 9 comment(s)
I don't know how often this happens to me, but it's quite frequently.
I'll be getting ready for bed, go brush my teeth, then test my blood sugar just before going to bed to find out I'm low (like just now: 61 mg/dl). I then proceed to cover my minty-clean teeth with glucose tabs (grape flavored for me, please!). Or sometimes I'm just above being low (say somewhere sub-80) and I know that I should have a small snack otherwise I'm in for a low overnight. Both of these events make the brushing-of-the-teeth exercise I'd just performed pointless.
Some nights I have still have the energy to re-brush my teeth, other nights not-so-much. But on nights where glucose tabs
Note:Eating glucose tabs in the middle of the night causes some of the worst morning breath ever. Serious yuck. Occasionally I'll get up and gargle some mouthwash after a low to try to prevent this awful morning mouth.
Test. Then brush.
It's a simple rule, really. I just need to follow it and then I'll save myself a lot of hassle.