Hypoglycemia is a complication of diabetes. If it is not treated immediately, it may increase the risk of death. There are different symptoms for mild, moderate, and severe.
Houston, TX (Merxwire) – When insulin or blood sugar-lowering drugs are used too much, it may increase the chance of hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia can cause symptoms such as dizziness and sweating. In severe cases, it can cause loss of consciousness, loss of temperature, and even death.
Doctors advise patients to bring sugary soda, juice, or candy to cope with the risk of severe Hypoglycemia. Not recommended for low blood sugar: bread, milk, chocolate, or ice cream. Because although these foods contain sugar, they also have a lot of fat, they will delay the absorption of sugar.
Blood sugar is less than 70mg/dL. Symptoms include unstable heartbeat, shaking hands, sweating, hunger, headache, dizziness, and inability to concentrate.
Blood sugar is less than 50mg/dL. In addition to symptoms of mild Hypoglycemia, patients may also have grumpiness, violent behavior, confusion, etc.
Blood sugar is less than 30mg/dL. Symptoms include coma, convulsion, incontinence of urine and feces. If it is not dealt with immediately, life will be in danger.
If the average person has not eaten food for too long, they may also have symptoms of Hypoglycemia. If diabetic patients have symptoms of Hypoglycemia, it will be dangerous.
Most physicians recommend that patients measure blood glucose every day, including when they wake up, before eating, two hours after eating, and before going to bed. Every 1 to 2 weeks, measure the blood glucose at midnight 3 o’clock to observe the blood glucose value.
People with diabetes who want to have a stable blood sugar value must measure frequently and pay attention to the proportion and amount of food in each meal. In addition, exercise can reduce insulin resistance, obtain benefits such as helping blood sugar control and helping weight control.