Yup, same here. And my symptoms of low blood sugar are, it turns out, astoundingly similar to being WORRIED about low blood sugar. One time I had my candy (I always carry hard candy in my pocket after a bad episode many years ago) in one hand and my glucometer in the other, and as soon as they were done drawing blood I checked and found I was hanging on to consciousness with a blood glucose level of… 163? Seriously?! [For you normal people out there, a fasting blood sugar reading should be 70–100; a “low” reading is 50–70, and “eat sugar NOW” is below 50. So 163 would be “you should have skipped the roll with the meal you just had,” iow NOT low.] So stress raises my sugar level. Surprise!

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