I think my anxiety stems in part from two issues:
- In a business meeting when time is a scarce resource I don't want to take 5 minutes away from the task at hand to explain what I'm doing
- And this is probably the bigger one - perception
But the bigger issue, perception. In business meetings I want to be focused, viewed as attention oriented, determined and strong. Although its a necessity for me to test and bolus prior to eating I never want to seem "distracted" during a business meeting. Due to that I feel the need to explain what I'm doing (circling back to issue 1) which in itself is a distraction from the meeting.
So there in lies the challenge - excuse myself to the bathroom, test and bolus before the meeting (taking the chance I'll eat within 20 minutes) or roll the dice and deal with the anxiety...