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What happens when a diabetic's blood sugar get really low?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Hypoglycemia: Symptoms may include: feeling shaky, hot, hungry, irritable, dizzy, light headed, nausea, headache, loss of consciousness. Treatment would include taking in rapid acting glucose or glucagon by injection if unable to tolerate oral intake.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What happens when your blood sugar gets too low?

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Dr. James Chu
Endocrinology 25 years experience
Hypoglycemia symptom: The most common cause of low blood sugar or glucose is from use of diabetes medication --insulin or sulfonylurea. When blood glucose is <60 mg/dl (threshold different for everyone), two sets of reaction occur. 1) brain can't function -- confusion, dizzy, fatigue, emotional, slow reflexes, even coma, seizures. 2) adrenaline increases-- fast heart beat, tremors, hungry, sweating, nervous, hunger.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Should non-diabetics really be concerned about their blood sugar?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Yes: At some point, all patients with diabetes had normal blood sugars prior to getting diabetes. If you're blood sugars are >99 mg/dl fasting or >139 mg/dl 2 hours following a meal, then such abnormalities may imply that you have pre-diabetes or even diabetes depending on how high your blood sugars might be. Even low blood sugars, < 65 mg/dl, may be a risk factor for diabetes.

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