Im 19 and i was recently hired as a hostess at a sports bar. I was diagnosed as Hypo in October. When I'm at home, i have little symptoms. I try to eat every 2-3 hours. I have a relatively healthy diet. Nuts, fruits, yogurt and milk. I eat lots of chicken. I make my own oatmeal. I buy the oats and add my own ingredients so i can manage my sugar intake. I do have a weakness for fried foods. but mostly chicken nuggets and stuff. I try to eat healthy as much as i can.
I eat before work. Usually some oatmeal or fruit or yogurt. about nearly 2 hours after work, i had eaten about a handful of almonds. Being a hostess, i don't get a break. but i can keep my snacks at the hostess stand with me. so i snack whenever i can.
An hour after i had the almonds, i began to experience anxiety (i do have an anxiety disorder) and shakiness and some feelings of "unreality" though, this can be associated with the panic attacks i have, i never really do get shaky with panic attacks. So I wrote the situation off as anxiety. I began to have vision distortions. I couldn't really focus on an object without feeling like it was somehow moving a little. I didn't have the ability to form sentences really.
So one of my managers was being really nice and i had asked to sit down so i could eat some peanut butter crackers. a waitress got some orange juice for me, and it took about 20 minutes for my body to come out of it. I don't remember a whole lot about the situation.
My general manager sat me down and (he knows about my condition) and he told me that i needed to prepare better and that i didn't need to wait until it got too late to do something. (however, i had been snacking throughout the evening. and he knew this) and he said "if you can't handle this job, be honest with me" and he was being slightly condescending and harsh and somewhat rude. "we don't need to be calling an ambulance on you."
Is there any way i can approach my manager about this, or anything i can do to make it easier at work? I do take a lot of snacks with me. But being a hostess, i don't get a break. Ive experienced a bit of "belittling" in the workplace before with my condition. A manager had said to me "if you hadn't eaten in the last five minutes ya better do it now" and "well you always gotta carry those snacks around" in a rude way. I don't appreciate this behavior, nor do i have any control over my condition, except for my eating. I want to be able to perform well at work, and not have to worry about condescending behavior.
What can i do?