Managing blood sugar levels at work

By jlively1 Latest Reply 2012-09-03 18:13:26 -0500
Started 2012-08-28 16:21:00 -0500

I am hypoglycemic and looking for another job. I have noticed that in high stress situations such as job interviews, my blood sugar levels drop. I usually try to prevent this by eating before my interview however sometimes if the interview goes on too long I can start to feel unbalanced. I think that stressful situations has a big reaction on blood sugar levels. Has anyone else experienced this?

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jlively1 2012-09-03 18:13:26 -0500 Report

Just Joyce, I used to work as a receptionist and noticed those same things about job applicants. It was really unprofessional behavior.

jlively1 2012-09-03 18:11:58 -0500 Report

Great advice guys :) I have been called back for a second interview and second round of testing. I guess that means I did a good job the first time around.

MrsCDogg 2012-09-03 16:16:16 -0500 Report

Stress is hard on our bodies no matter what our physical problems are. My sugars get out of whack when I am stressed too.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-08-28 18:14:01 -0500 Report

Stress is not limited to having an effect on just diabetes, but on all kinds of medical problems. Job interviews can cause stress especially if they are the multiple person interviews. It is good that you eat before you go try to eat a piece of candy when you arrive at the location.

The trick is to learn not to stress. I am too the point where very little causes me stress. You can practice your answers to questions however, you really don't know what questions will be asked. Look at it this way. You are not in control of the interview, therefore you have no control over what questions will be asked. Don't stress out over anything out of your control.

The one thing stress can do in an interview, is change your body language and facial expressions. The interviewer if he or she is observant will notice this and this could prevent you from getting the job.

If you arrive early, try to relax before you enter. Don't fidget in the reception area and don't check make-up and clothing while sitting there. If you see a ladies room before entering reception do a quick check there. Turn off your cell phone before you enter the building. Some phones can be heard vibrating. I say this because I use to work at a reception desk before my office was ready. After an interviewee left, I was asked how the person behaved while waiting. I have observed people chatting away on a phone and didn't hear me say to them to enter the interview, put on make-up, change jewelry, people have not greeted me upon entering, could not follow simple instructions and really seemed to be having a bad day. These people were never hired. So relax have the interview and don't stress out. You will either nail the interview and get the job or you won't. I pray you get it. Good Luck

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