Diabetic Hypoglycemia


Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is a condition where the body does not have enough sugar for its use. This can happen due to several reasons diet, certain medications, excess alcohol,  too much insulin, and physical activity or more strenuous exercise than usual. Untreated,  diabetic hypoglycemia can lead to seizures and loss of consciousness.

Early signs and symptoms Shakiness, dizziness, sweating, hunger, anxiety or nervousness, and headache

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Pay attention to early warning signs to treat low blood sugar promptly. Treatment involves short-term solutions - such as taking 2-3 chocolates/toffees, fruit juice, 1 tablespoon of sugar/honey, or glucose tablets - to raise the blood sugar to a normal range. if symptoms of hypoglycemia occur several times a week, consult the doctor. He may need to change the medication or dosage or adjust the diabetes treatment program.


 Tips to prevent diabetic hypoglycemia

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* Do not skip or delay meals. If you take insulin or oral diabetes medication, be consistent about how much you eat and the time you eat.  


*  Monitor blood sugar levels to ensure that they remain within the range.  


*  Take medication on time as recommended by the doctor.


*  Eat a little more if you have had an increase in physical activity.


* keep a record of the low glucose reactions you had. This can help you and the doctor note the factors contributing to hypoglycemia and find ways to prevent them.