Symptoms of Hypoglycemia
Complications of Hypoglycemia
Hypoglycemia can cause abnormal electrical activity in the heart and has strengthened the premise that hypoglycemia can provoke sudden death. So,hypoglycemia can be potential risk factor for sudden death in diabetes. Besides,if the hypoglycemia is severe, seizure and mental confusion can occur.
What We Should Do If Face Hypoglycemia
Mild and moderate
- Immediately take 10g-15g of any form of carbohydrate orally (preferable glucose juice or glucose gel)
- Example of 10-15g of carbohydrate
- Patients should retest blood sugar in 15 – 30 minutes and retreat with another 15g of carbohydrate if the blood sugar still low.
- Send to nearest clinic.
- Glucagon should be prescribed for all individuals at significant risk of severe hypoglycemia.