This morning I had my lowest reading ever, at 1.9 (34). I was busy teaching and was really absorbed in what I was doing so I didn't notice the usual symptoms. But then I started to feel like I could pass out and saw big black floaters in front of my eyes. I've been feeling flu-ey for a while, so I initially attributed it to that. But, after I dismissed the class I tested my blood sugar. 1.9!
I munched a few glucose tabs and sat down to wait for it to rise again. Some of my colleagues noticed I was looking unwell and tried to chat, but I felt really foul and just wanted them to go away until I felt better! I had to fend off 3 of them while still trying to be polite. Only after I had taken the glucose tabs did I notice my usual hand-shaking symptoms. Then I got really hot, and a little bit sweaty. I got quite hungry too and just wanted to eat more and more glucose tabs, but convinced myself that it was not necessary and then I'd have to deal with rebound highs.
After 15 minutes I tested again and I'd risen to 6 (108). I finally felt up to walking back to my office and starting the rest of my day.
It was quite scary, and a strong reminder that I need to watch out for lows even though I'm only on Metformin. I'm so thankful that I had my tabs in my handbag, too!