Q’s creative movement class allowed family to observe and participate during the last class of the session.
As an aside, earlier in the week Q had told me that “It’s not a dance class. We don’t dance, we learn how to move through space.”
When we arrived at the studio I realized she hadn’t had her pre-exercise snack yet. I called her back over to check her blood sugar quickly before rejoining the kids for their free movement time. Being not even two hours since breakfast I expected her to be in the high 100’s, maybe even low 200’s since insulin and carbs don’t ways peak at the same time. To say I was surprised by her blood sugar is an understatement.
She was 42.
She sucked down a juice box and then I had her eat an organic fruit twist. I reduced her basal rate by about 20% though I considered suspending insulin delivery for the entire one hour class.
What’s strange is that she was asymptomatic. She didn’t feel low, didn’t feel shaky or wobbly, and didn’t feel HUNGRY. Nothing.
It was good that it was family participation day, because normally my husband or I sit in the hall. Though I am sure we could have sat in the classroom if we needed to. She continued on with the class as if she had never been low.
Do your children ever have really low blood sugars like this?