Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
December 3, 2002
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Abilene, Texas, USA:
I am a 25 year old female college student who does not have diabetes, but I have hypothyroidism. Both mornings last weekend when I got out of bed, my eyes closed, and I blacked out. Then I regained consciousness and had a headache. I did not think much of this, but, on Monday morning when I woke up and tried to get out of bed, I kept falling back like I was to weak to get out of bed. I made myself try to go to the refrigerator to get some juice, but I was to weak to do that either So I forced myself to get up and went to the University's clinic and saw the nurse because, since I did not have an appointment, I could not see the doctor. The nurse said I was having an hypoglycemia episode and told me to keep some orange juice by my bed so I could have something the second I get up, and to have an snack of something with protein and carbohydrates in it before bed. I did what she said last night and this morning, and I did not have an episode this morning, but my stomach was grumbling at 1:30 am which I think is odd, and I am still so weak. Should I go to the doctor and get my blood sugar checked? What sorts of foods and how often should I eat them to avoid this from happening again?
I would suggest that you be evaluated by a physician.