What is Hypoglycemia?
It means one’s blood sugar is low, usually less than 60 mg/100 ml or 3.3 mmol/l.
You do not feel well and experience signs, such as Sweating, Shivering, Hunger, Stomach pain, Fatigue, and Dizziness.
Your Family or friends will Observe that your are
-Unable to speak properly
-Agitated at night, have bad dreams, and a headache on waking up in the morning.
You do not experience all these symptoms at once, usually only one or two; you must learn how to recognize them. You may possibly feel some other symptoms that should be recorded here.
What to do?
You should do something at once!:
Otherwise, within a few moments you may not be able to drink or to swallow water or a soft drink.You can lose consciousness (HypoglycaemicComa).
Hypoglycemia is not dangerous if you or your Family/Friends take immediate action.
Hypoglycemia is most common in people with diabetes. Taking too much medication (specifically sulfonylureas or insulin), skipping meals, not eating enough, or exercising more than usual can lead to low blood sugar if you have diabetes.
In rare cases, hypoglycemia may be a result of other conditions or some types of drugs.
DO NOT WAIT!
-Stop what you are doing.
-Sit down, and be calm.
-Perform a blood test if possible, but do not waste time if it cannot be done immediately.
-Drink a soft drink, such as Coke or Fanta, or take some sugar dissolved in water.
-You should feel better after a few minutes.
-Then eat a normal meal with bread or other carbohydrates (starches).