How to recognize low blood sugar in diabetics

Recognizing hypoglycemia is very important in order to avoid its on toward effect.

Low blood sugar which is called hypoglycemia is often one of the problems that may arise in people that are diabetic and are taking diabetic medications especially insulin.

Although those who are not diabetic can experience low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) but it is more common in diabetic.

Common signs and symptoms of low blood sugar

• Shakiness
• Sweating
• Hunger
• Dizziness
• Fast heartbeat
• Inability to concentrate
• Confusion
• Irritability or moodiness
• Anxiety or nervousness
• Headache

These symptoms can worsen or become severe if the hypoglycemia isn’t treated. The patient might have:
• Clumsiness or jerky movements
• Inability to eat or drink
• Muscle weakness
• Difficulty speaking or slurred speech
• Blurry or double vision
• Drowsiness
• Confusion
• Convulsions or seizures
• Unconsciousness
• Death, rarely

What to do if you experience any of these symptoms, check your blood sugar immediately if you have glucometer (the device for checking blood sugar) and if the value is less than 70mg/dl (3.9mmol/L), get a soft drink – could even be fruit juice or eat.

Always reach out to your doctor if you are uneasily worried.