I often like to keep my blood sugars lower than I should. For the past six years blood sugars of 60 are not a rareity. With my job I have learned how to fully function with a blood sugar between 55-70. I also have an amazing support team around me, all of the guys I work with know how I act when low or high and what to do in each situation.
The other night I got home from a very long day at work. I was very tired and dehydrated, I felt great other than that. I was functioning normally, I was able to change and iron my clothes for the next day. I was in my nightly routine, I decided to test before bed as I do each night. When I saw 39, I laughed. I wanted to test again but I thought about what 39 ment and decided to grab juice and food to fix it.
A 39 blood sugar is not like a 60. My face was numb and that low feeling didn't go away for an hour. I don't mind being at 70 but anything below 50 is not good. Seeing 39 was a reminder that what diabetes can do and how close to death I was.