I was just watching a video on youtube of someone detailing his low blood sugar symptoms and realized they were sort of different from mine.
Here are mine:
1. First everything starts to feel a little slow. I lose focus on everything around me, and my surroundings seem like they're either vibrating gently or shifting.
2. Just as I'm losing focus on my surroundings (and this is where I might differ from other diabetics), I become REALLY REALLY focused on something in front of me or something I'm doing. For instance, if I'm reading a book, I'll start to read faster and faster, absorbing what I'm reading extraodinarily quickly, or at least that's how it feels to me.
3. Soon I start shaking, although a lot of times I don't realize this if I'm sitting down. If I'm leaning on my elbows I notice this.
4. Soon after I start shaking, I start sweating. Usually when I start sweating I admit to myself that my sugar is low (that's right, haha, I habitually lie to myself, tricking myself into thinking everything's fine and that I should ignore my sugar), and as soon as I admit that I'm low I begin to panic. By panic, I don't mean I freak out the way people do when a car explodes or when your aunt leans in to give you a wet kiss, I mean the kind of primal, instinctual fear that sets in with the realization that something NEEDS to be done. It is precisely when I confront this reality that my acute attention shifts from the book I am reading to the prospect of jamming carbs down my throat.
Other symptoms I get include mild to moderate headaches, irritability (I've said some things...), lovey-dovey-ness (again, I've said some things...).
Anyway, I'm just curious what different peoples' lows are like. Hopefully, the amount of text doesn't scare everyone away :)