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.
Patient was instructed on how to avoid hypoglycemia. Choose high fiber, low sugar bedtime snacks such as two graham crackers with 1/2 cup skim milk. Avoid eating excessive amounts of high sugar foods, which will make the blood sugar spike then plummets. When the blood sugar falls after a sugar high it tends to drop dramatically low.
Patient was instructed on how to avoid hypoglycemia. The body can tolerate low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, for short periods of time. But since every cell in the body is fueled by sugar, chronic hypoglycemia will cause the health to deteriorate.
Patient was instructed on how to prevent Hypoglycemia: Start off every morning with a healthy breakfast containing fruits, vegetables and high fiber foods such oatmeal. Eat healthy food without skipping any meals during the day.
Common symptoms of hypoglycemia include weakness, drowsiness, confusion, hunger, dizziness, paleness, headache, irritability, trembling, sweating, rapid heartbeat, and a cold, clammy feeling. In severe cases, hypoglycemia can cause a person to lose consciousness or even lapse into a coma.
If recognizing hypoglycemia symptoms it is possible to treat them by quickly eating or drinking something with sugar, such as candy, juice, or a regular (not diet) soft drink, or by taking special glucose tablets or gel, available over the counter in pharmacies.
People with long-standing diabetes develop a condition known as hypoglycemia unawareness or hypoglycemia without warning, in which they no longer develop the usual symptoms that herald the onset of hypoglycemia. This condition can be reversed by maintaining higher blood sugar levels for a short period of time (about two weeks) and scrupulously avoiding low blood sugar.
Patient was instructed on hypoglycemia. The body uses hormones to keep the blood sugar in a normal range. But a long-term health problem that needs treatment can cause blood sugar to drop too low. It could be caused by: Medicines, Drinking too much alcohol, Diseases that affect the pancreas, liver, kidneys, adrenal glands, or other organs, Metabolism problems that run in families.
Patient was instructed on hypoglycemia. Moderate hypoglycemia often makes people feel short-tempered, nervous, afraid, or confused. The vision may blur. People could also feel unsteady or have trouble walking.
Patient was instructed on hypoglycemia. Severe hypoglycemia can cause people to pass out. The body could have seizures. It could even cause a coma or death.