Embarrassing lows in public: what is your story?


I don’t have any embarrassing stories either. My lowest BG ever was around 31 mg/dl, but my brain kept functioning quite well. I guess if I went lower, I’d just pass out without a kind of ‘foggy brain’ transition state warning me before.


All of mine happened while on N and R insulins.

Another one during college happened when I was walking across campus from my dorm to the business college. About half way there I was having problems keeping my balance and relized I was in trouble. Eventually started to fall down and get up and walk a little and fall down. My goal was to make it to the business college and the soda machine. Got to the business college and probably the only day of the semester they had it locked. My heart sunk. Amazing enough I made it accross the street to a bowling alley and got an orange soda.

I have no clue how many people I passed, but I’m sure they just thought I was a drunk college kid. I mean how unusual would it be to see a college kid stumbling drunk at 2 in the afternoon?? Glad those days are behind me.


Oh yes, had that happen a few times. Once I was in Los Angeles visiting my brother and was walking down a busy street - I think it was close to Santa Monica Blvd - and my blood sugar had dropped really low. I had tripped and fallen once and this lovely man came running over to see if I was okay. I just mumbled something and kept on walking, still able to recognize where I was. I saw a Subway sandwich store ahead and thought ‘I will get a coke’. But before I got there another man saw me wavering about and asked me if I had thought about joining AA. I said no, I hadn’t and he asked how much I had been drinking. I said I didn’t think I was intoxicated cause I hadn’t drank any alcohol. He then passed me a note with his phone number and said ‘call me if you change yourmind’.

When my brother got home I told him about it and phoned the man and explained the situation. This gentleman felt so badly for thinking I was drunk he brought me some lovely flowers! He was truly lovely. These kinds of moments are very challenging somet8me, that’s for sure…


It was a wonderful story too, thank you for sharing!