Diabetes and Hypoglycemia


When you live with diabetes, you have to learn to deal with some of the problems that can come along with it. Hypoglycemia is one such problem, and something that affects people with diabetes. Hypoglycemia is another of saying low blood sugar, and it is a problem that affects everyone with diabetes from time to time.

Hypoglycemia is sometimes called insulin reaction. It can occur even when you are doing everything you can to keep your diabetes managed and under control. And though you can’t always prevent it from happening, it can definitely be treated and handled before it gets worse if you know what to look for and are able to recognize it when it starts. So, for this reason, it is important to know the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels) when they happen.

There are many different signs and symptoms that can indicate low blood sugar levels, and they include: dizziness, shakiness, sweating, feelings of hunger, pale skin, headaches, sudden changes in mood or behavior like crying for no apparent reason, confusion or difficulty paying attention to anything, seizures, clumsiness or jerky movements, tingling or similar sensations around the mouth.

Checking your blood sugar levels often is the best way to stay on top of your diabetes and be aware of when your levels are getting too low so you can correct the problem before it gets any worse. Ask your doctor how often you should be checking your blood glucose levels and what the levels should be, then stick to that schedule as much as possible but always check it right away if you feel any of the symptoms of hypoglycemia coming on so you can treat. If you think you feel a reaction coming on, but you can’t check your levels, then it is best to treat anyway to be safe.