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Diabetes and Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)

The control of blood glucose in diabetic patients is very important, and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is a serious complication of diabetes and can lead to death if diabetic patients are treated improperly. Under normal circumstances, the value of blood glucose below 50 mg/dl (2.8mmol/L) is called hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). For diabetic patients, the value of blood glucose lower than 70 mg/dl (3.9 mmol/L) is considered hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).

Symptoms of Hypoglycemia
When acute hypoglycemia attacks, patients will manifest sweating, fatigue, dizziness, hunger, palpitation, fatigue, weakness, paleness, fast heartbeat, seizures and other symptoms. If the blood glucose is even lower or sustained hypoglycemia lasts longer, patients will suffer from mental and conscious dysfunction. For example, they cannot find places or recognize people and even rave like the seizure of a mental illness. And lethargy will occur in patients with severer conditions, and they may even get into coma, thereby threatening their lives.

See also:
Prevention of Low blood sugar
Emergency Measures when Low blood sugar Occurs
Harm of Low blood sugar at Night

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