Speaker: In hypoglycemia, blood sugar level falls to below 70 mg/dL, i.e. 70 milligram/deciliter, whether you feel it or not. Hypoglycemia causes: This occurs due to taking too much insulin, delayed or missed meals, not eating enough food as recommended, consuming diabetic diet foods, alcohol, exercising more than usual, hot weather, breastfeeding, vomiting just after a meal. Sometimes you just cannot identify the reason. It is important to identify when you are getting hypoglycemia.
Here is the list of hypoglycemia symptoms: trembling, feeling dizzy, sweaty, hungry, faint, cold, tired, irritable, blurred vision, confused or having difficulty concentrating. But, remember, the symptoms of hypoglycemia are different for everyone.
After understanding about diabetes and what is diabetic hypoglycemia, it is important to know how to manage hypoglycemia. Do not delay in addressing hypoglycemic episodes. Ask for help as soon as you can. Consume some sugary food or drink as quickly as possible. If you can safely swallow, take five glucose tablets or 150 mL of fruit juice or 150 mL of a sugary fizzy drink. Recheck your blood sugar levels after 10-15 minutes. And, if needed, re-treat as mentioned before.
Once you are feeling better, then eat some starchy food, such as a slice of bread or two plain biscuits. Most important thing about managing hypoglycemia is to talk your family and friends and explain to them what is hypoglycemia and how they can help you.