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  1. Mary Fairweather Dexter
    Mary Fairweather Dexter March 10, 2012 at 9:01 am | | Reply

    Different biology in older women = premenopause. Before, I could always tell when I was going low because I would feel warm and notice my sweaty brow. Now, I look at my CGM and test. Some of it is unawareness; the rest is confusion.

    As to your final comment: PCOS =Rx for anti-depressants + metformin+birth control pills = severe weight gain.

  2. Anne Findlay
    Anne Findlay March 10, 2012 at 10:14 am | | Reply

    What is the concentration of insulin in peripheral tissues in someone who takes insulin injections (such as someone with t1 d) vs someone without diabetes? Could that have an effect on fat storage?

  3. Chris Stivers
    Chris Stivers March 11, 2012 at 10:59 am | | Reply

    I’ve had T1D for going on 12 years, and though I’m still on the younger side (26 yo), I’ve had instances of decreased hypo sensitivity. I find that this happens after a couple weeks of frequent low blood sugars and I begin to sense my lows at closer to 60 instead of 70. But I’ve found that if I begin to err on the side of high blood sugars, given a few weeks without many lows, trending towards high blood sugars will bring back my sensation of lows at my “normal” threshold of around 70-80 mg/dL. Anyway, just some anecdotal evidence that Will’s “hair of the dog” remedy can actually work, at least in my case. Hope this helps!

  4. Laura
    Laura March 11, 2012 at 12:55 pm | | Reply

    Just wanted to say that I look forward to your column every week! Thanks so much for writing it and for all the good information (and the fantastic way you impart it).

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