- January 30, 2022
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject – Science and Tech
Context – Doctors see post-COVID hypoglycaemia among patients
- Hypoglycemia, also called low blood sugar, is a fall in blood sugar to levels below normal, typically below 70 mg/dL (3.9 mmol/L).
- Hypoglycemia may result in headache, tiredness, clumsiness, trouble talking, confusion, fast heart rate, sweating, shakiness, nervousness, hunger, loss of consciousness, seizures, or death.
- Symptoms typically come on quickly.
- The most common cause of hypoglycemia is medications used to treat diabetes such as insulin, sulfonylureas, and biguanides.
- Risk is greater in diabetics who have eaten less than usual, recently exercised, or consumed alcohol.
- Hypoglycemia is treated by eating a sugary food or drink, for example glucose tabs or gel, apple juice, soda, or candy. The person must be conscious and able to swallow.The goal is to consume 10-20 grams of a carbohydrate to raise blood glucose levels to a minimum of 70 mg/dL (3.9 mmol/L).