One of the more distressing problems in diabetes is hypoglycemia unawareness.
Learn all the tips and tricks to properly control your diabetes.
Treatment Tips For The Person With Diabetes
Avoid low blood sugars through careful management of insulin doses and carbohydrate intake. This is always the best strategy and is particularly important for people on insulin who live alone. However, even with the best of efforts, hypoglycemia does happen. When a low blood sugar occurs, the following tips can help in treating it quickly and effectively:
Unless you are eating a meal right away, the best treatment for lows is a combination of simple and complex carbohydrates plus some protein.
For better blood sugars and fewer lows, test often and review your readings once a week for patterns of lows or highs (or both). Identify problems first, then consider their causes and how to correct them.
A low blood sugar, also called hypoglycemia or an insulin reaction, is defined as a blood glucose level below 60 to 70 mg/dl. It is usually companied by one or more of the symptoms described below. Low blood sugars or insulin reactions can occur whenever insulin is used. Although less frequent, it can also occur with use of drugs that stimulate insulin production in Type 2 diabetes, such as Diabenese, Glyburide, Glipizide, and Starlix.
A low blood sugar, also called hypoglycemia or an insulin reaction, is defined as a blood glucose level below 60 to 70 mg/dl. People on insulin are often concerned that excess insulin may drive their blood sugar too low. Mild lows can be annoying or embarrassing, while severe lows can be dangerous.