What it's like to have a hypo-glycemic attack?

At first you feel weak and then you realize you're confused and can't focus. Time slips away as the shakes shatter your will. Sometimes you even lose the ability to speak and can just make gestures based on your limited awareness. You desperately put your hand to your mouth, hopefully alerting someone that you need sugar.

The medical field concentrates on the highly profitable diabetic area and so you make due with medications made for people who have the opposite problem you do. Then you find a medication that actually helps you live a normal life at $220 per week that no medical plan will cover.

Yes, exercise, diet, and routine make a huge difference. You need all three of those simply to survive and one false move in one of those areas leaves you picking up the pieces for two weeks as you regain all three.

It is far more economical to take sedative to reduce the shakes and potential anxiety related to low blood sugar than to take a medication that actually seems to resolve the problem. The problem with the sedative is you still can't focus and your memory isn't improved.

This affects your employment, relationships, and self-esteem.