Emergency supply of Glucagon/Sugar in Liver during Insulin Reaction?
I'm a 72 year old male whose had Type 1 diabetes for ~ 40 years. In the last year, I have had Insulin Reactions in my sleep in which violent dreams have awoken me from, only to find that I don't know who I am or where I am. After a few minutes, my brain recovers enough to eat a couple of glucose tabs that I previously placed by the side of my bed and I'm on the road to recovery. I have read/heard that the liver has an emergency store of glucagon/sugar that it delivers to me in this circumstance to allow my recovery. I know that my blood glucose level is below 1.8 at this time so, if not the liver, then how do I recover? I also know that I'm destroying many brain cells during these extreme insulin reactions. The fear of another reaction tempts me to avoid getting into the ideal range of glucose level in my blood of 3.8 – 7, especially at night. Anyone know more about this issue?