For the most part I'm a very upbeat person who expects to put forth maximum effort all of the time. I'm human however and occasionally have a bad day now and then. When my blood sugar gets between 60-80 however I become a totally different person. I would say about 80% of the time when I'm in this range I become very sleepy and have little motivation. Take this afternoon for instance, I wanted to clean my bike, empty the dishwasher, shower and make dinner. I planned on doing all of this after work, however when I did arrive home I wanted to do nothing but watch television and possibly take a nap. After ten minutes I figured I should test just to see what is going on, my pump read 99 when I tested however I was at 77. I quickly grabbed a couple peanut butter crackers and a small cup of apple juice. Problem solved, ten minutes later I was bouncing all over the house doing various little chores.
My reaction the other 20% of the time while I'm in this range is a lot different and very uncharacteristic for me. I get this odd anger where I don't want anything to do with anybody. It doesn't matter what is going on, it could be dinner with family, at work, or at a baseball game. I get very angry and shut down, I will not talk to anyone and go in to this odd state. Again it takes a little time to realize what is going on but I do catch it before my blood sugar does drop to low. As I have started to do more for diabetes I have had moments where I will be in meetings and get one of the symptoms I just spoke about. It's easier to deal with the low when it is people you know but when it is complete strangers it scares me. Often times I will make sure I'm a little higher just to be safe. My awareness will be heightened to try and catch the lows before I get these feelings but like anything it will take a little time and a little work.