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Transcript of Hypoglycemia
What is Hypoglycemia?
Hypoglycemia is a condition characterized by abnormally low blood glucose (blood sugar) levels.
Hypoglycemia may also be referred to as an insulin reaction, or insulin shock.
Nervousness or anxiety
Sweating, chills and clamminess
Irritability or impatience
Confusion, including delirium
Lightheadedness or dizziness
Hunger and nausea
Tingling or numbness in the lips or tongue
Weakness or fatigue
Anger, stubbornness, or sadness
Lack of coordination
Nightmares or crying out during sleep
It can happen for several reasons, including diet, some medications and conditions, and exercise.
-Consume 15-20 grams of glucose or simple carbohydrates
-Recheck your blood glucose after 15 minutes
-If hypoglycemia continues, repeat.
-Once blood glucose returns to normal, eat a small snack if your next planned meal or snack is more than an hour or two away.
Symptoms and Cause
By Lauren Rodriguez