Posted by: Martin Potter | 2020/10/01



On September 17, 2020 while working the night shift I experienced an event that shocked me. I am an Area Maintenance Manager within a major packaging facility. I work the night shift and woke up prior to my shift and went to work expecting to eat prior to my shift. I never got the change and was on the phone for six hours immediately after arriving and was explaining the repair procedures and process to corporate managers. After the call, I increasingly felt irritable, anxious, and a feeling of loosing control. I asked my manager if I could eat something and he told me after we talk about the six hour call. As he was being critical of me and the call, I lost it! I did not at anytime feel that I was in control. I basically blacked out. I am so grateful it didn't get physical. My blood glucose was tested after the fact at 26. What happened? Not one person who knows me has "ever" seen me lose my temper.

Expert's Reply


Diabetes expert
- 2020/10/06


Based on the information supplied. I am not sure if you have diabetes to start with or not, as you make no mention of it, or any medication. Also when you mention the level of 26, I am not clear as to whether you are talking about American or South African units. In American units(mg/dl), that would be a very low sugar, and if you are not diabetic, then you would need to be investigated for low glucose levels. If it is south African units(mmol/l), then that would be a high glcuose level, and again, if you are not diabetic, then you may be now. Essentially it isn't possible to give any good advice, as the information is incomplete

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