Any of these reasons can cause a diabetic's blood sugar to drop dangerously low.
Blood sugar is generally considered "too low" when it is 70 mg/dL
or less. Symptoms of low blood sugar include:
Feeling dizzy or faint;
Anxiety or irritability;
Feeling confused or forgetful;
Suddenly feeling hungry;
Feeling shaky or nervous;
Low blood sugar can happen suddenly. Usually the symptoms are mild
and you can treat it by eating or drinking something with carbohydrates
(bread, fruit, fruit juice, hard candy). If left untreated, it can progress
to much more serious problems like seizures or a coma. It can even be
Low Blood Sugar Symptoms
If you notice symptoms of hypoglycemia, you should take steps to
increase low blood sugar.
Regularly monitor your blood glucose to ensure it stays within your target
range. It is especially important to check it if you miss a meal, eat less,
or exercise more than usual. For someone with diabetes, low sugar can be
serious so it's better to monitor your blood sugar and try to prevent
hypoglycemia from happening at all.
The information on this website is based on our own research and personal experience,
and is not a substitute for medical advice. Questions about your health and individual
situation should be directed to your doctor.