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- Feb 13 2017
Can My Hypoglycemia Turn Into Diabetes
It is a condition caused by a very low level of blood sugar (glucose). It occurs when blood glucose levels fall below 4 mmol/L (72mg/dL).
It occurs when glucose level falls too low. There are several reasons why this may happen, the most common is a side effect of drugs used to treat diabetes.
- Feeling Dizzy
- Being pale
- Feeling weak
- High heart rate
- Blurred vision
- Loss of consciousness
Regular test of blood glucose levels, if you use insulin or another diabetes medicines are known to lower blood sugar, and you have sign and symptoms of hypoglycemia.
Treatment of hypoglycemia involves:
Immediate initial treatment which depends on symptoms. Early symptoms can usually be treated by consuming 15 to 20 grams of a fast-acting carbohydrate. These are foods that are easily converted to sugar in the body such as glucose tablets, fruit juice, and sugar candy. Check blood sugar levels 15 minutes after treatment.
Preventing recurrent hypoglycemia requires to identify the underlying condition and treat it. Depending on the underlying cause, treatment may involve:
- Tumor treatment: A tumor in the pancreas is removed. In some cases, partial removal of the pancreas is necessary.
By the time, repeated episodes of hypoglycemia can lead to hypoglycemia unawareness. In this, our body and brain no longer produce signs and symptoms that warn of a low blood sugar, such as shakiness or irregular heartbeats.
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