With nothing but laundry and food shopping to worry about I decided to do some research. Each diabetic has different symptoms when they have low blood sugar. As I have gotten older a lot of the symptoms I felt when I was first diagnosed are still present today. I become very tired, moody, and my lips become numb if my blood sugar drops below 70. A new symptom that I have experienced over the last year or so has been depression. I will give one example, I was low in class a couple weeks back, I sat in class and thought to myself why am I here, I’m twenty-nine years old and trying to get a college degree. I began to think if I did this the right way after high school I wouldn’t be at class well my wife is sitting at home missing me. These thoughts went on for about five minutes before it registered that hey I’m low I need something to eat. Today I decided I’d try to find an article or two that explains why this happens. What I found were articles like this http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/complications/mental-health/depression.html They only talked about the diabetes side of things, not low blood sugar. The poor control I had for a long time but for three years have been where I should. I’m not sure if that may have caused the symptom it may be a possibility.
I will continue to see what I can find online and will begin to ask some of my diabetic family if they have ever had the same symptom. For now though I will add it to the list of things to ask at my next endocrinologist appointment on the 12th of March.