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Low Blood Glucose

Hypoglycemia means your blood glucose is too low. Because a drop in blood sugar can happen quickly, it is recommended to always have simple carbohydrate snacks available to correct blood glucose. You might have sweating or cold, clammy skin, dizziness, shakiness, or tingling feeling, fast heartbeat, headache, confusion or irritability. If you are feeling any of these symptoms, always check your blood glucose right away. If it is too low:

1. Eat or drink 15 grams of fast-acting carbohydrate (1/2 cup fruit juice, 3-4 glucose tablets)

2. Recheck blood glucose again after 15 minutes. If it is still low, repeat Step 1. Check again after another 15 minutes. If it is still low, contact your healthcare provider immediately.

3. Once your blood sugar rises, eat a small snack if your next meal is not in the next 30-60 minutes.

15-grams of Carbohydrate Snacks:

  • 1 medium fruit
  • 6 oz light yogurt
  • 3 cups popcorn
  • 4 small gingersnaps
  • 5 vanilla wafers
  • 1 ounce pretzels
  • 10 baked potato or tortilla chips
  • 6 saltines
  • 3 squares graham crackers
  • 1 granola bar

Reference: American Diabetes Association (2016). Living Well With Diabetes. (n.p.)

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If blood glucose levels rise, the beta cells of the pancreas create insulin, which enables glucose to be taken in by the body's cells to deliver vitality.

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In the event that somebody is having a serious response, for example, obviousness, it's imperative to direct a pharmaceutical called glucagon and contact crisis benefits quickly. Individuals who are in danger for low glucose should converse with their specialist about getting a remedy for glucagon. You ought to never give an oblivious individual anything by mouth, as it could make them gag.

Avatar  Animated Video Production 11 months ago

Hypoglycemia implies your blood glucose is too low. Since a drop in glucose can happen rapidly, it is prescribed to dependably have straightforward sugar snacks accessible to redress blood glucose. You may have perspiring or cool, moist skin, nakedness, unsteadiness, or shivering inclination, quick pulse, cerebral pain, disarray or fractiousness.