How to Deal With Sudden Hypoglycemia

How to Deal With Sudden Hypoglycemia

Our body needs glucose to function properly. When there is a sudden drop in our blood glucose level (less than 70 milligrams per decilitre, mg/dl), the condition is medically termed as Hypoglycaemia. If not treated, hypoglycemia can pose a serious threat to a person.

The main cause of Hypoglycaemia is insulin insufficiency which is common in Diabetics.

Symptoms of Hypoglycaemia:- 

When the blood glucose drop critically, a person may feel

  • Dizzy
  • Confused & clumsy
  • Shaky
  • Sweaty
  • Hunger
  • Loss of consciousness, etc

How to deal with sudden Hypoglycemia?

These tips will help you to deal with a sudden drop in blood glucose level:-

  • Reach out for glucose in any form like a sugar candy
  • Consume a small glass of Fruit juice
  • Have honey, corn syrup, etc
  • If you have no source of direct glucose, just have some carbohydrates in any form
  • Lie down immediately & do not exert your body
  • Reach for help
  • Consult with your doctor as soon as possible to rule out the cause, if you are not a known diabetic
  • Keep your blood glucose levels checked frequently

Though common, one should not take Hypoglycaemia for granted as it may indicate some underlying disease especially diabetes.

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