Sunday, December 16, 2012
These last few days for me have been absolutely horrendous when it comes to good eats and exercise. Everything started on friday when I experienced my first ever low blood sugar attack. I have NEVER, EVER, felt so sick in my life. I was sitting in a meeting at work and wasn't feeling well to start with due to TOM, but I was managing okay, until all of the sudden I started sweating. The heat was up too high in the room and I just felt like I was hyperventilating, I could not stop sweating! Then I started to feel like I was going to be sick, so I excused myself from the meeting and practically ran to the bathroom where I did end up vomiting a few times. I thought I would feel better but as soon as I started walking back to the meeting I felt so lightheaded that I literally leaned up against the wall in the hallway feeling like I would faint.
After that I have a hard time remembering what happened! When work called to check in on me this was the report from the RN who grabbed me. The nurse said that she helped me into a chair and asked me what was wrong, when I told her I was feeling lightheaded, nauseated, sweating, hot flashes, etc. She immediately ran to the nurses station and brought me back hershey kisses. I ate them and sat there apparently with my eyes closed while they called my emergency contact, mom, to come pick me up. She said that the other nurse took my blood sugar and said it was low, but that she couldn't remember the number. I left work around 2 that day and pretty much just laid around exhausted the rest of the day. Fiance was super worried about me so made sure that I continued to eat all night, but unfortunately it was all crap like pizza, gyros, etc.
Mom thinks that my attack came from my high amount of sugar at breakfast with all my fruits in my smoothie and then my levels crashed when I hadn't eaten anything else by 1pm. So I have to be more careful to make sure I'm eating something more substantial with my fruit juices and smoothies in the morning, and to make sure I'm having my snack as well.
Since I've only been at my job a short time still I'm not elligible for health insurance just yet. So once I am I'll have blood work done to make sure I'm not diabetic or anything. Until then any suggestions to avoid low blood sugar issues?