Is hypoglycemia(low blood sugar) dangerous?

Hypoglycemia (or low blood sugar) happens when your blood glucose is less than 70mg/dl. However, it is possible that you may experience low blood sugar symptoms at higher levels. Hypoglycemia is dangerous and can be life-threatening. It can lead to coma or death, if left untreated. Whenever possible, check your blood sugar level when you think it is low. If you're not sure, check anyway. Signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia: Some other, less common symptoms:
  • Tingling or numbness in the lips or tongue
  • stubbornness
  • sadness
  • Lack of coordination
  • Nightmares or crying out during sleep
  • Seizures
  • Unconsciousness
If you experience low blood sugars, treat it with 15-30g of glucose- something sweet, low fat, and low protein. 4-8oz of juice or regular soda, 2-3 hard candies, or glucose tablets are great options to treat low blood sugars. See the "Rule of 15" article for more information.

September 27, 2018 | Categories: Complications, Diabetes, Diabetes Complications, Diabetes Monitoring, Healthy Coping, Healthy Coping for Diabetes, Hypoglycemia, Monitoring, Wellness | Comments Off