This morning I was awakened by a crushing low blood sugar. A slow drift from a dream to awareness, a sudden realization that something was definitely off. As I became a little more conscious I recognized the tell tale sparkles in my vision even with my eyes closed. Then more quickly, I became aware of my head pounding, a headache probably brought on by being low for a while before I was awake. I grabbed for the gummy bears I keep by my bedside, always a quick fix to bring my blood sugars up when needed. I jammed a handful into my mouth and sank back into the warm sheets, still semi-conscious, still disoriented from the low. I lay there and waited for the wooziness to subside, hoping that I would be able to get a little more rest before the morning officially began. But then I noticed the soft light of early dawn slipping through the blinds, telling me that I'd have to get up soon anyway, so I just lay there and waited to feel a little better. Once the immediate symptoms subsided I checked my pump and saw that it was just turning 6:00, close enough to my normal time for getting up. So I did. My head still throbbing, my stomach a bit upset from the sudden blast of sugar. This made me sad today for some reason. I'm not sure why since I've experienced the same thing so many times before. But there you have it. Today was just a little harder somehow.