Hypoglycemia

Nursing Continuing Education

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SN instructed that symptoms of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) include sudden sweating, shaking, fast heartbeat, hunger, blurred vision, dizziness, or tingling hands/feet. It is a good habit to carry glucose tablets or gel to treat low blood sugar. If you don't have these reliable forms of glucose, rapidly raise your blood sugar by eating a quick source of sugar such as table sugar, honey, or candy, or drink fruit juice or non-diet soda. Tell your doctor about the reaction immediately. Low blood sugar is more likely if you drink large amounts of alcohol, do unusually heavy exercise or do not consume enough calories from food. To help prevent low blood sugar, eat meals on a regular schedule, and do not skip meals. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to find out what you should do if you miss a meal.

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Patient was instructed on hypoglycemia. Mild hypoglycemia can make people feel hungry or nauseus . People Could also feel jittery or nervous. The heart may beat fast. The body may sweat. Or the skin might turn cold and clammy.

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Caregiver ALF staff was instructed in the most common side effects of Tradjenta such as stuffy or runny nose and sore throat. Hypoglycemia may occur when linagliptin is combined with insulin or a sulfonylurea-type drug. Allergic reactions and muscle pain also may occur.

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Patient and caregiver instructed that low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can happen to everyone who has diabetes. Symptoms include headache, hunger, sweating, pale skin, irritability, dizziness, feeling shaky, or trouble concentrating. Always keep a source of sugar with you in case you have low blood sugar. Sugar sources include fruit juice, hard candy, crackers, raisins, and non-diet soda. Be sure your family and close friends know how to help you in an emergency.

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Patient was instructed on hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia may result from a variety of causes, that include: Medicines. Some medicines used to treat conditions other than diabetes can cause hypoglycemia or hide its symptoms.

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Patient was instructed on hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia may result from a variety of causes that include: Alcohol. In some individuals, drinking alcohol can cause a drop in blood sugar levels. Hypoglycemia has been associated with chronic alcoholism and binge drinking. Hypoglycemia associated with binge drinking can be particularly severe if a person has not eaten within about 6 hours because fasting can impair the liver's ability to make new glucose.

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Patient was instructed on hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia may result from a variety of causes, which include: Alimentary hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia within 1 to 2 hours after a meal sometimes occurs when stomach contents empty into the intestines too rapidly. This causes the rapid absorption of glucose into the blood and an overproduction of insulin (hyperinsulinism) in response. This problem may develop after surgery for peptic ulcers, obesity, or other stomach problems.

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Patient was instructed on hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia may result from a variety of causes that include: Other causes. Hypoglycemia also may occur, though rarely with prolonged fasting or missed meals, severe malnutrition, or prolonged strenuous exercise.

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Patient was instructed on how to avoid hypoglycemia. Avoid fasting, eating irregular meals and chronic binge drinking to maintain a more constant blood sugar level. To limit the risk of developing hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia, eat a diet that provides a slow and regular release of sugar.

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Patient was instructed on how to avoid hypoglycemia. Start off every day with a healthy breakfast containing fruits, vegetables and high fiber foods such as oatmeal. Eat frequent small meals (rich in complex carbs, protein and fiber) throughout the day.