It started three weeks ago. I was sitting at my desk at work and was overcome with a feeling of dizziness, lightheadedness, and a terrible headache. I know what you’re thinking but no, it was not low blood sugar. My symptoms continued and progressed for the next few days. (more…)
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Putting A Face To The Name (The High Blood Sugar Demon)
By Hope on Apr 22, 2016
People always ask me what it’s like to be high–blood sugar wise– and it’s only been in the last 24 months that I have gained sufficient BG control, plus the insight to give an answer.
Here’s how I would describe it now: (more…)
What Journaling Forced Me To Realize About Lows
By Ryan Fightmaster on Jan 7, 2016
IT’S 9:45PM, fine, closer to 11PM (friends will point out that 11 is still an early bedtime, but I don’t care because I love mornings more than everything, including Netflix) and I start jotting down thoughts. Whatever comes up. Sometimes insightful, sometimes forgettable, but nonetheless I enjoy the ritual.
Periodically, an entry will start off with, “Man, today was pretty smooth until…”, “Things ended up turning out alright today after…”, or “What would today have been like if…” Each of those sentences usually end in one of the varying manifestations of a low blood sugar: strange conversations, funky moods, bad workouts, or disrupted flows. When a low BG introduces turbulence to my day, it receives deference in the writing. Why? Probably because low blood sugars tend to trigger strong emotions–hypos aren’t known for producing stable mood states. (more…)