Low Blood Sugar Symptoms in Diabetes Patients
What is hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)?
Low blood sugar occurs when blood sugar drops below normal levels. Glucose, an important source of energy for the body, comes from food. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps the cells use glucose for energy. When blood glucose begins to fall, some symptoms will occur.
Low blood sugar symptoms:
Weakness, lace of energy
Difficulty walking or talking, such as staggering or slurred speech
Mood changes such as the nervous system will be affected.
Low body temperature
What causes low blood sugar?
Excessive dosage of insulin
Taking insulin at the wrong time
Not having enough food
Not having meal on time
Increased activity without a adjusted diet or dosage of insulin
Having a physical activity without eating any food
Abusing oral hypoglyceimic agents
What should do when you get a low blood sugar?
Immediately eat sugar to increase the blood sugar level. You can choose the followings:
Common drinks like fruit juice
Sweet like milk sugar, chocolate sugar
Oral glucose pills
If you are a diabetes patient, it is very important to monitor your blood sugar because low blood sugar is very common in diabetes people.
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