Chain Reaction To a BG Crash

Graylin Bee
By Graylin Bee Latest Reply 2014-09-11 23:09:00 -0500
Started 2014-09-10 12:54:28 -0500

Oh, how I would love to blame the full moon the other night. Or, 3 out of 3 crazy coworkers. Or, even the working too many 6 day weeks with a bonus two12 hour shifts Friday and Saturday.
Nope, gotta blame myself. Bad stress management choices and general stupidity.
Staff member #1 is an extreme narcissist and is very upset because staff #2 tried to "steal her position". Staff #2 is delusional and says and does bizarre things that upset all who work with her. Staff #3 is delusional and also goes through life mirroring the behaviors of those around her. And not usually the good behaviours…grrr!!!
Made it about 90 minutes into the shift before I started ignoring the alarm bells clanging in my head DO NOT EAT EVEN ONE OF THE CANDY COATED CHOCOLATE PRETZLE M&Ms…geez I mean I don't even like them. So in a brief moment between a different co worker coming to me and doing the tattle telling on what bizarre thing another coworker was doing, I ate 3-5 candies…
After all I am just eating a few extra carbs…I am only taking 3-5 every hour.
Then the crash, full blown just starting to happen. One and one/half hours before the end of the never ending shift. About 3 minutes before I start passing my early morning meds.
Suddenly I remembered I had not eaten my carefully packed low carb, protein friendly lunch.
So, as any logical BG dropping person would do, I decided to eat my emergency chocolate fix chocolate peanut butter with a bent over straw rather than going to all the trouble of finding the spoon in my backpack.
I sure hope I can fix stupid…or else I am doomed to do this again.

10 replies

Chopstix 2014-09-11 23:09:00 -0500 Report

Vent any time you feel like it because I enjoyed reading it. I had a good vent this morning on Facebook about todays youth writing, or lack of, habits/style. I thought about venting on their grammar but thought I would save that for another time…

ReaderReader12 2014-09-11 04:28:21 -0500 Report

Venting is a good thing and now you have done that and let all the toxic crap out of your head (co-workers). If at all possible next time they start and if you are where you can hear it let if go in one ear and right back out the other. Think about a song you love, a post your read on this site, a special place, a good laugh with friends…anything at all. Then be good to you, eat what is right for you. Toxic people are so hard to be around.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2014-09-11 06:06:04 -0500 Report

Thanks, Pam.
I really did try to stay in my happy place. I even tried to encourage staff # 3 to find her happy place more than once during the long night.
Usually I can just let the stuff roll past me. But since I am the shift leader, they decided that night to just kept coming to me with their issues. It was only the 2nd time I had to deal with them working together. They are manageable separately, but just escalate each other when together. The Boss got to see this first hand at our emergency staff meeting yesterday. Plus since staff #4 and #5 were there, she got to see them bouncing off of #2 in a similar fashion.
Most importantly, yes venting is good. This site is great for that, I mean who else but fellow people with diabetes can understand how external stress factors can sabotage as we try to manage Diabetes.

ReaderReader12 2014-09-11 07:32:34 -0500 Report

Yikes…so very sorry. Well vent away anytime you need to. It is shame those people can't step back and look at themselves and how they sound.

Keep taking care of yourself.


Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2014-09-11 15:30:39 -0500 Report

Staff #4 kept talking to me about how Staff #2 better look out for Karma getting her. Found it pretty ironic,
There was so much shouting over each other at the meeting, I don't even think they noticed when the Boss grabbed one of the confiscated Vodka bottles from under her desk and offered to share some with me.
Just had to share my version of the straw that broke the Camel's back. It is usually just a string of bad (or stupid in my case) choices that can lead to a BG issue.
I certainly hope that from now on I will remove the bad food from easy reach when I know the stress will be building during the shift. I can ignore the stuff most nights. Just my stress eating emotions believe anything chocolate makes stress go away.

jayabee52 2014-09-11 00:55:48 -0500 Report

Well looking at the moon when coming home from dialysis tonight, it was pretty full and maybe it was that, LoL!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2014-09-11 05:26:20 -0500 Report

Oh shoot. At yesterday's night shift emergency staff meeting I should have included "I can't work tonight because it is a full moon" as a reason not to go to work. We have had people call in 12 hours before their shift starts because they are going to have a panic attack at 6 AM and can't work. I can see the Full Moon Excuse being employed soon by somebody. Can hardly wait for that phone call at 5:45 AM so I can work an extra shift…sigh.

Glucerna 2014-09-10 15:46:51 -0500 Report

It seems like a tsunami of events led to you eating more of the candy coated pretzle M&Ms than you wanted, missing lunch, and eating the emergency food. Stuff happens, right? Because you're telling us what happened, I think you're already taking control and you aren't doomed to doing this again. ~Lynn @Glucerna