Hypoglycemia: Symptoms and Treatment

    If your blood glucose drops dangerously low, you may experience symptoms of hypoglycemia. These include dizziness, headaches, blurred vision, shaking, cold sweats, pallor, hunger, lack of coordination, sleepiness, palpitations, anxiety and irritability. If you have any of the symptoms If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, check your blood glucose level and take action to raise it if necessary.

    Hypoglycemia is when blood glucose levels < 70 mg/dL (3.9mmol/L). 

    Treat hypoglycemia:
      1. Drink or eat 15g of carbohydrates, e.g. 120ml of fruit juice.
      2. Test your blood glucose level after 15 minutes.
      3. Continue treating hypoglycemia until your blood glucose reaches 70 mg/dL (3.9mmo/L) or higher.

    If your blood glucose level does not improve with self-treatment, contact a medical professional.


    Source | American Diabetes Association

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