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  1. Katie
    Katie March 15, 2014 at 8:45 am | | Reply

    It happened to me, on st patricks day in fact. Emts had to come to my apartment because my partner couldn’t wake me up. Super scary. Thanks for this advice.

  2. Susan f
    Susan f March 15, 2014 at 9:48 am | | Reply

    Your perfect child? They are going to have their first drink way younger than you would ever guess.

    Protect your children by sharing this information with them by age 12. No, I’m not kidding. Better safe than sorry!

  3. Julie
    Julie March 15, 2014 at 10:20 am | | Reply

    I’m a parent of a CWD and even tho she’s only 10 I appreciate this info.
    Thanks for being a great uncle!!

  4. Allison Nimlos
    Allison Nimlos March 15, 2014 at 10:11 pm | | Reply

    Clear excess insulin? I’ve never heard of that. Maybe in the case of non-Ds but if that actually happened then why is overdosing insulin a problem? Wouldn’t the liver just clear it out? Then we’d never go low! That statement might be true but it certainly doesn’t make any sense the way it’s written…

    I was taught in Anatomy & Physiology that it’s because the liver stops making glucose that is normally balanced by the basal rate. So if you’re not making glucose, you don’t need the insulin, hence cutting the basal. Basal is a good first defense if you don’t want to eat, although most nights out usually involve both food and alcohol so you don’t want to go completely without insulin!

    It took me many a vodka cran before figuring it all out. Start small if possible. Easier to manage being wasted if you’ve had at least a couple “dress rehearsals.”

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