8. And it can be really scary…
“Extra low is almost like not having air, you’re smothered, panicked, squirming, I imagine it’s a lot like dying.” —Reddit user Aarmed
9. “As for lows, I get really dizzy, shaky and rapid heart beat.”
“I also get this tingly feeling in my forearms. I sometimes sweat too. Sometimes I can act really goofy like I’m drunk, other times the energy is completely sucked out of me and I can’t focus and I just completely space out. There were a few times where I had a hard time breathing too.” —Reddit user PANDADA
10. “It felt like walking in a pool, where every movement has tons of resistance.”
“When my blood sugar is high, I feel really lethargic, with dry mouth. When it’s really super ridiculously high – this happened once when my insulin denatured and I hadn’t realized it, and I was running around 400 – it felt like walking in a pool, where every movement has tons of resistance.
As for lows – I feel dizzy, weak, my hands shake, and my lips go numb.” —Reddit user JoanCrawford
11. It can be really hard to function.
“Let’s put it this way – if I’m high I can drink 5 Liters of water (or more), go to the bathroom every 5 minutes, and still be thirsty. I also can’t function properly. I feel exhausted, nauseous, tired, can’t keep my eyes open, and like I want to throw up.” —Reddit user Cerberus136
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