A couple of weeks ago my school had a blood donor drive and I decided to donate some blood.
I went through the process of getting things tested/filling out forms/etc. After filling out the forms we had to go over them with one of the nurses. When she found out I was diabetic she told me I couldn’t donate blood, as taking that much blood from me could do weird things to my blood sugars. I was so disappointed, it was slightly pathetic.
I don’t like being told I can’t do things because of my diabetes, so I get frustrated and then the angry tears come haha.
But the nurse told me that even if I wasn’t diabetic, I still wouldn’t have been able to give blood because my blood pressure was too low and I was “too petite”. LAME!
Anyways, my question is: Has anyone donated blood before? And if so, how did it affect your blood sugar?