What is it, anyways?
Way back in sixth grade, my homeroom teacher taught me that “to assume makes an ass out of you and me”.
For a few weeks recently, I found myself in the midst of panic attacks at work consistently around mid-morning. And then, for a few weeks, I took a preventative anti-anxiety pill to combat said panic attacks because I felt I was turning into a total biatch towards co-workers, and yet still felt somewhat anxious.
Yesterday morning, I found that my assumptions may have been way off base. You see, I tested at 63 mg/dl for the “random” fingerstick blood glucose test at a routine endocrinologist appointment.
As someone with type 2 diabetes managed by diet/exercise/metformin, it never occurred to me that perhaps I was facing borderline low blood glucose each morning at work. Unlike weekends where there is a strict regimen of breakfast-snack-lunch-snack-dinner-snack, weekday mornings have been a busy mess at work for a couple months now. I often forget to grab a snack until close to lunch time.
Could it be that I’m dropping below 80 mg/dl often in the mid-morning rush? And that the assumed panic attacks are actual physiological symptoms telling me to eat something, like NOW?
Time to bring the meter to work to track the trend, and to make sure some kind of snack stays in the purse at all times.
Yeah. From now on, I assume nothing without the meter.