Okay. So the following thing happened today at my workplace. I'm currently working at a hotel as a waiter. Started 2 months ago. We have this young fella in the kitchen, let's call him Nik. He's 23, a cook and a bit of an eccentric but goddamn when he prepares food he does it with love. I can easily say he's the best one of the bunch and guests always give me compliments on the food when he's in front of the stove/grill. I devour every meal he makes for me, so does the rest of the staff. Now I quite like the guy and get along with him, he told me he has diabetes and others have told me that it happened before that he passed out and the ambulance had to be called. I never thought too much about it, but today suddenly the dish washer guy comes running to me and says we have to call the ambulance cause Nik is about to pass out. I go downstairs and see him sitting in a chair, completely drenched in sweat, pale, not able to form a single sentence that makes any sense. He was blabbering gibberish. We tried to get him to drink an energy drink to get some sugar in his system but it was kinda pointless. It was scary to see him in this state. We talk to him in order to keep him awake, paramedics arrive and give him an infusion. They measured his blood sugar and it was way too low, up to the point where he could have easily fallen into a coma. He forgot to eat. He also had asked me to mix him a cocktail before, I did (like many times before) and never spared a second thought. Anyway, he recovered after 2 minutes when the sugar he got shot straight into his veins kicked in, as a matter of fact he was well up to the point where the paramedics let him go and the other cook drove him home. Now I never experienced this before. I never have known a person that had diabetes nor have I been in the situation where someone had fallen into hypoglycemia. First thing I do of course after I get home is read up on the whole topic. Turns out that when the liver is busy processing alcohol and you take insulin to lower your blood sugar you can easily fall into the state of low blood sugar. If you don't eat something extra. So what have I learned from this experience: next time I notice he looks kinda pale I'm gonna shove a Coca Cola down his throat. And next time he asks me to mix him an Averna sour I'm gonna make sure he eats something. This shit is no joke and it was a scary experience. Diabetes sucks. I never really thought about it until I experienced it first hand tonight.