Hypoglycemia: Take Charge of Your Lows
With a little understanding of the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia, you can take steps to treat it before it gets out of hand.
Do you worry about the danger of low blood glucose, otherwise known as hypoglycemia? Get ready for some good news. "The risk of severe hypoglycemia, even for people who take insulin, is exceedingly low," says William Polonsky, Ph.D., CDE, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California in San Diego and author of Diabetes Burnout (American Diabetes Association, 1999).
However, even a mild or moderate case of hypoglycemia can be unsettling. Thankfully, by understanding how hypoglycemia occurs, you'll know the fastest ways to treat it or prevent it from occurring in the first place.
Time to brush up with a little Hypoglycemia 101. Note: It's also a good idea to share hypoglycemia information with family members, friends, and coworkers, in case you experience symptoms and need help.
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