Additional Diabetes Information:
Having a very low blood sugar level is as scary as having a high blood sugar level. This is why immediate treatment for hypoglycemia is necessary to avoid complications in the body. If this condition is left untreated, it can develop into a very dangerous medical condition such as coma and damage of the nervous system. To help you out, here are some steps to properly cure it.
First, you need to be aware of the symptoms. If you know the signs of the disease, it will be easier to identify it and you will be able to treat it fast before it becomes more serious. The most common symptoms are persistent weakness and fatigue, lack of concentration or confusion, headache, poor eyesight and irritability. Others may also experience increased heartbeat rate, numbness and speech problems.
Second, you need to avoid having the condition as much as you can. If diabetes runs in your family, then you have a higher chance of getting hypoglycemia. If so, you should always monitor your lifestyle and do the necessary precautionary measures. Watch your diet and increase your physical activities.
Third, you need to monitor your blood sugar level. You can go to your doctor and request for a blood test for sugar. This will determine how much sugar you have – if it is normal, high or low. You can also purchase blood test kits that will let you administer tests at the comfort of your own home. These kits are not that expensive and they are a really good investment. If your sugar level is below 70, you should immediately take action because that is already hypoglycemia.
Fourth, you need to increase your intake of carbs. Carbohydrates are good sources of natural glucose. The best way to increase your sugar level and defeat hypoglycemia is to make sure that there is sufficient amount of carbohydrates in your diet. For hypoglycemic people, simple sugars work best such as sweets, chocolates, crackers and regular granulated sugar. You can also ask your doctor to prescribe some tablets or gels.
Fifth, you need to undergo treatment and monitor its effectiveness. After starting a certain treatment, you need to wait for about a week to check if it is effective for you. Do not jump into conclusion that you always need to eat a lot. Eating too much may turn your hypoglycemia to type II diabetes. Monitor your sugar level ever day and once you reach the normal, which is higher than 70, then you are good to go. What you can do then is to make sure that you are eating right with a good balance of carbohydrates, protein and fats.
Sixth, you need to go to your doctor immediately if you notice that your sugar level does not increase no matter how much you eat. This is especially true for people who are starting to experience sudden unconsciousness and seizures. This means that your condition is already very serious and you need to be in close medical care. It will also be advisable to tell at least one family member or close friend about your condition so you have someone to help you in times of emergency.