Hypoglycemia: Symptoms and what I should do in case of low blood glucose levels
The Hypoglycemia symptoms may vary from person to person even may not having any symptom, so it’s very important checking your blood sugar levels regularly.
Hypoglycemia symptoms appear suddenly and include:
- Lack of attention and confusion.
- Senseless talking.
- Pale complexion.
- Sudden hunger.
- Lack of coordination.
- Bad mood.
- Blurry vision.
Remember that hypoglycemia never gets better by its own, therefore, if you feel any of these symptoms act immediately, because if blood sugar level drops too much, it can lead to seizures, neurological damage, unconsciousness and even death. If a person falls unconscious, smear small amounts of honey or syrup several times inside the mouth, to be absorbed without risk of choking. If the person doesn’t respond within five minutes, they’ll need a Glucagon shot, a hormone that raises blood sugar levels.
What should I do in case of Hypoglycemia?
The first thing you need to do is check your blood glucose level, if it lies below 70 mg/dl, eat something sweet immediately, wait for 10 minutes and recheck your blood sugar, until it reaches normal levels.
If you have no way of measuring your blood glucose level and feel any hypoglycemia symptoms, eat something sweet, wait for 10 minutes and if it still doesn’t feel well, do it again until you feel better. If you still don’t feel better after a while, call your doctor. You probably had hypoglycemia symptoms, but because you couldn’t check your blood sugar levels, you didn’t know that your low blood glucose levels were really low, which is why when you ate sweet foods the problem wasn’t solved, and conversely if your blood sugar levels were normal or slightly elevated, they rose even more. In this case, not having counteracted a possible hypoglycemia doesn’t matter because hyperglycemia (elevated blood glucose) isn’t dangerous in the short term while Hypoglycemia does pose an urgent situation, as if one fails to act quickly, it can cause severe neurological damage and even death.
With time, people recognize their own particular hypoglycemia symptoms, which helps them react more quickly.
At Diabetes Up to Date, our commitment is to keep you informed about any situation that may arise when appropriately managing and controlling your Diabetes, so you can learn to recognize your symptoms and act quickly, preventing any of these problems from becoming a condition that affects your quality of life, so you can enjoy a healthier, productive and happy life.