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Low Blood Glucose (hypoglycemia)

What is hypoglycemia? Hypoglycemia, also called low blood glucose or low blood sugar, occurs when the level of glucose in your blood drops below normal. For many people with diabetes, that means a level of 70 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or less. Your numbers might be different, so check with your health care provider to find out what level is too low for you. What are the symptoms of hypoglycemia? Symptoms of hypoglycemia tend to come on quickly and can vary from person to person. You may have one or more mild-to-moderate symptoms listed in the table below. Sometimes people don’t feel any symptoms. Severe hypoglycemia is when your blood glucose level becomes so low that you’re unable to treat yourself and need help from another person. Severe hypoglycemia is dangerous and needs to be treated right away. This condition is more common in people with type 1 diabetes. Hypoglycemia Symptoms Mild-to-Moderate Severe Shaky or jittery Sweaty Hungry Headachy Blurred vision Sleepy or tired Dizzy or lightheaded Confused or disoriented Pale Uncoordinated Irritable or nervous Argumentative or combative Changed behavior or personality Trouble concentrating Weak Fast or irregular heart be Continue reading >>

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  1. David

    WalMart Drops ReliOn Test Strip Prices to $.18 per Strip

    WalMart announced that has lowered the pricing on its popular ReliOn brand test strips. At $9 per a 50 count box ($.18 per strip), this is the least expensive option for strips in the USA. The average retail price for test strips is about $.75 per strip.
    The test strips work with the ReliOn Prime blood glucose meter which is $16.24. You can order the meter and strips on the WalMart website or in WalMart stores.

  2. jwags

    That is fantastic!!!! Wouldn't it be nice to have a BG strip war.

  3. SweetType2

    I saw this yesterday and was pleased. I use a ReliOn meter and the strips currently run $37 per 100. I'm sure I'll have to buy the new meter for these cheaper strips but I will definitely try it out.

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