Do You Have Undiagnosed Hypoglycemia?

Hypoglycemia occurs when your blood glucose drops too low-usually less than 4 mmol/L.
This is caused by: 

  • Not eating enough food
  • Missing or delaying a meal
  • Exercising without taking the necessary precautions
  • Taking too much insulin
  • Drinking alcohol  Low blood glucose can happen quickly, so it is important to take care of it right away.  

The warning signs of low blood glucose You may feel:

  • Hungry
  • Shaky or light-headed
  • Nervous or irritable
  • Sweaty
  • Weak
  • Nauseous
  • Your heart beats at a faster rate
  • Confused
  • A numbness or tingling in your tongue or lips.
  • Have difficulty concentrating, seeing or speaking
  • Feel confused, weak, or unusually sleepy
  • Have a headache
  • Feel dizzy
  • Experience mood changes
  • Make note of your symptoms to help you to identify low blood glucose in the future.

Remember: Some people do not have early warning signs of low blood glucose. These individuals must check their blood glucose levels more often to avoid this condition. It is especially important for all people with diabetes to check their glucose level before driving a car.