What is Hypoglycemia?
Hypoglycemia is the deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream or abnormally low blood sugar levels. The average indicator of Hypoglycemia is less than 70 mg/dl, but safer to consult a doctor to determine individually the blood glucose targets. Hypoglycemia can also be called an insulin reaction or insulin shock.
Signs and symptoms:
Headaches, weakness or fatigue, sweating, shakiness, chills and clamminess, Irritability or impatience, confusion, including delirium, rapid/fast heartbeat, lightheadedness or dizziness, hunger and nausea, sleepiness, blurred/impaired vision, tingling or numbness in the lips or tongue, emotional disturbances such as nervousness or anxiety, anger, stubbornness, even sadness. Symptoms can include seizures and unconsciousness.
Individual reaction to hypoglycemia differs, so it becomes important to be aware of one’s own warning signs and symptoms when the blood glucose level dips too low.
For this, checking blood glucose level is necessary. If you are experiencing symptoms and you are unable to check your blood glucose for any reason, treat hypoglycemia. Severe hypoglycemia has the potential to cause accidents, injuries, coma, even death.
Important points to remember:
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