My name is Jen and I'm 28 yrs old. I recently returned to the University of Arkansas to finish my degree. When I was 24, I withdrew from the end of my sophomore year because I was working full-time and in school full-time. I ended up with keto-acidosis and it was terrible. Anyway, I am back in school and have finally declared a major of social work. My problem is that since I've been back at school, my anxiety level has been off the charts. I'm socially uncomfortable and especially worried about my blood sugar. I test before class but then begin feeling very anxious in class and always wonder whether it's my blood sugar or social anxiety. I'm coming apart at the seams here. Just when I think I've got myself together, I have a new humongous obstacle to face. I'm afraid that I won't be able to finish my degree-which means I'll never get good health care and I can't stand the thought of being a waitress for one more year of my life. I'm desperate for a way to soothe myself-is there any way to know the difference between low blood sugar and an anxiety attack besides testing again?
Thanks for your responses,