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5 things to counter Hypoglycemia


Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar or low blood glucose, is when blood sugar have fallen below the normal levels. This is usually less than 70 mg/dl. A hypoglycemic attack should not be taken lightly as this can permanently damage your brain.

Can I get Hypoglycemia?

Yes. hypoglycemia (or low blood sugar) is a serious risk of any diabetic. This can happen if you have skipped a meal or snack, eaten less than usual, or been more physically active than usual. You could be at serious risk if you don’t take steps to bring glucose levels back to normal.

How will I know if I have a Hypoglycemia attack? 

Everyone's response to low blood sugar can be different. Hence, it’s important that you learn your own signs and symptoms when your blood glucose is low. Signs and symptoms of low blood glucose typically come on quickly and they include:
  • Feeling shaky
  • Being nervous or anxious
  • Sweating, chills, clamminess
  • Mood swings, irritability, impatience
  • Confusion
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Feeling light-headed or dizzy
  • Hunger, nausea
  • Color draining out from skin (pale skin)
  • Tingling or numbness in lips, tongue, cheeks
  • Feeling weak, having no energy
  • Blurred/impaired vision
  • Feeling sleepy
  • Headaches
  • Anger, sadness, stubbornness
  • Coordination problems, clumsiness
  • Nightmares or crying out in sleep
  • Bizarre behavior
  • Seizures
  • Being unconscious
5 things you can do counter hypoglycemia

If you think you have hypoglycemia, check your blood glucose. If your blood glucose is 70 mg/dl or below. You can have any of the following:
  • One tablespoon of sugar or honey, or any sweet syrup containing sugar
  • Sweet candies or jellybeans
  • Sweets like Gulab Jamun or cake
  • Half a cup of sweet fruit juice
  • Half a cup of regular soft drink (not diet pepsi or diet coke)
Check your blood glucose again after 15 minutes. If it’s still below 70 mg/dl, have another serving. Repeat these steps until your blood glucose is at least 70 mg/dl. Make a note of your sugar readings in your app & about the episodes of low blood glucose. Get in touch with doctor for further management who can suggest ways to avoid low blood glucose in the future.

DO NOT leave your hypoglycaemia untreated!







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