How Do You Recognise Hypoglycemia Symptoms?

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How Do You Recognise Hypoglycemia Symptoms?

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Whether you’re diabetic or you live or work with someone who has diabetes, it’s helpful to recognise the symptoms of hypoglycemia. What is Hypoglycemia ? This describes the condition of having a low blood sugar level. It’s also known as a “hypo”. It can be caused by lack of food, too much exercise or insulin, alcohol, stress or hot weather, to name a few. Whilst symptoms vary from person to person, these are the symtoms that are commonly experienced:- • appearing drunk, laughing or feeling confused • feeling very hungry • feeling shaky or trembling • aggression or temper • headache • poor concentration How do I treat a Hypo ? A hypo, or low blood sugar level, should be treated immediately with • glucose tablets (Dextro or Lucozade tablets) • sugar lumps or teaspoons of sugar • sweetened drink (NOT the diet version!) Once the trembling and confusion stops, it’s usual to have a snack to further help recovery. Diabetics should always carry glucose tablets and snacks, even on short journey

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