For Diabetics: How to know when Your blood sugar gets too low
Diabetes is one of the most common non communicable diseases in the world. So many people are diabetics. Diabetes is not curable. It can only be managed for life.
The treatment of diabetes is either by use of insulin which is injected into the skin, into the muscle or inside the veins. OR by use of oral tablet medications.
Both insulin and the oral tablets have the capacity to lower the blood sugar levels. As a matter of fact, they work by lowering the blood sugar level. So in a bid to lower the blood sugar level, it can bring it down too low to a point where the body begins to lack sugar.
So inasmuch as you want to control high blood sugar, by treating diabetes, you must also be weary of low blood sugar.
How to spot when blood sugar is too low
There are different symptoms and signs that can show this
1. Feeling of hunger – This is usually unusual. You would be surprised how your desire for food rises so fast.
2. Sweating: Even when there’s no reason to sweat, you see yourself dripping.
3. Dizziness: You will feel like the world around you are turning around.
4. Confusion: The brain is an obligate glucose user. So as soon as it is not getting enough glucose, it looses concentration and focus.
5. Fast and loud heart: Your heart will beat as if you participated in an exercise while you did not.
6. Drowsiness: You may loose touch of your environment. This is because of same reason of less than enough blood going to the brain.
7. Problem with vision: This ranges from blurring of vision to poor vision.
8. Tremor: Some parts of your body will be vibrating and shaking.
So these are the ways you will detect when your blood sugar is low.
But you have to be careful. All that glitters is not gold. Not every confusion, drowsiness, blurry vision, sweating and feeling of hunger is low blood sugar.