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6 Warning Signs Of Low Blood Sugar In A Diabetic Person

As a person living with diabetes, you know how important it is to reduce blood sugar when it is too high, the medical term is "hyperglycemia". But blood sugar that is too low, the medical term is "hypoglycemia" and it is also equally critical to avoid.

Hypoglycemia happens when the amount of blood glucose (sugar in the blood) drops to a level that's too low to sustain normal functioning. 

In most people, this is defined as a blood sugar level at or below 70 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL).

This decrease in blood sugar levels can cause both short-term complications, like confusion and dizziness, as well as more serious issues, including seizures and coma.

To Prevent hypoglycemia, monitor your blood sugar levels closely. 

Symptoms of low blood sugar level are: 

1. Hunger: If you suddenly, feel as if you're starving, your body is signaling that it’s experiencing a low blood sugar. You can manage your blood sugar by counting your carbohydrate intake. 

See your doctor or a dietician to work closely with you so as to tell you what to eat and how to manage the hunger. 

2. Sweating: Sweating is usually one of the first signs of low blood sugar and it occurs as a result of adrenaline which increases as glucose levels drop. 

Up to 84% of people with diabetes experience sweating when they’re hypoglycemic, according to research. 

To know this sign, check the back of your neck for sweating. it’s almost always present during low blood sugar episodes but should go away shortly after you take in some sugar.

3. Lightheadedness: When your blood sugar is low, your brain tries to preserve as much energy as possible, so you may feel lightheaded as a result of it. 

If you experience this symptom of hypoglycemia, treat the hypoglycemia quickly with fast-acting carbs, such as juice with sugar content. 

Try to lie down, too, and if the lightheadedness keeps up for more than 15 minutes, seek for medical attention. 

4. Vision problems: If you suddenly start experiencing vision problems, a drop in blood sugar may be the culprit. 

Blurred vision is the most common symptom for low blood sugar. 

5. Difficulty concentrating: The brain relies on blood sugar for energy, so if there’s a drop in glucose, your brain may not function properly. That can make it difficult to concentrate on one thing at a time. 

The good news is that it doesn’t cause any long term brain damage. 

6. Shaking and tremors: Shakiness is a symptom that occurs when the autonomic nervous system is activated during hypoglycemia. 

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