Low Blood Glucose Levels or hypoglycaemia is a dangerous, potentially life threatening condition that may occur due to excessive medications that increase insulin levels in the body or by skipping too many meals with excessive physical activity. Symptoms of the condition can range from blurry vision, light headedness, rapid heartbeat, extreme fatigue, severe headache, shaking, sweating to losing consciousness.
HOW IS LOW BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVELS DIAGNOSED?
The characteristic signs and symptoms of low blood glucose can lead a general physician to infer low blood glucose. A blood glucose would help to confirm this diagnosis.
HOW IS LOW BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVELS TREATED?
Signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia vary from person to person. People with diabetes should get to know their signs and symptoms and describe them to their friends and family so they can help if needed. School staff should be told how to recognize a child's signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia and how to treat it. People who experience hypoglycemia several times in a week should call their healthcare provider. They may need a change in their treatment plan: less medication or a different medication, a new schedule for insulin or medication, a different meal plan or a new physical activity plan.
DID YOU KNOW?
Severe hypoglycemia, very low blood glucose can cause a person to pass out and can even be life threatening. Severe hypoglycemia is more likely to occur in people with type 1 diabetes. People should ask a health care provider what to do about severe hypoglycemia.