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Causes, Symptoms And Treatment For Low Blood Sugar

Causes, Symptoms and Treatment for Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia) What is Hypoglycemia? It is a condition where the blood sugar becomes abnormally low. It is a medical Emergency, to be treated immediately. If not, brain damage or death can occur. What level of blood sugar produces Hypoglycemia? Blood sugar level below 55 mg\dl produces symptoms. What produces Hypoglycemia? Hypoglycemia usually happens in diabetic patients on insulin and or on oral drugs and it happens when they skip meals or eat food very much later than normal time. The Overdose of anti-diabetic drugs can also lower blood sugar. In non-diabetic people, abnormal overwork without enough food, excessive drinking alcohol without food (binge) and on fasting for long period can produce hypoglycemia. Conditions like pituitary insufficiency, liver failure, Addison’s disease, and tumours of pancreas can also produce hypoglycemia. What are the symptoms of hypoglycemia? Patients may have excessive sweating, hunger, palpitation (feeling fast heart beats), anxiety, dizziness, weakness, confusion and may have pale skin. In severe cases patient may have seizures, can become violent and go in for hypoglycemic coma What investig Continue reading >>

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  1. FreeSpirit

    Brain Injuries from Low Blood Sugar?

    I've read a lot of articles that say that diabetic brains may be injured due to severe hypoglycemia. Does anyone know what [I]parts[I] of the brain are affected? And, exactly how the brain injuries might harm the diabetic? (i.e., motor function, memory, processing, etc.) Is this damage permanent or temporary?

  2. nikki08

    I've heard that the disease itself ages the brain. I guess that makes sense, since it ages the organs as well. But, I've had it for 22 years and am still pretty sharp, and I plan on being that way for a long time. I've heard that bad lows kill brain cells, but so do a lot of other things, so I'm not sure...I guess tight control is all we can do!

  3. Richard157

    Hello FreeSpirit, welcome back! Here is a three page thread from the "archives" of our site. It involves hypos and potential brain damage.
    http://www.diabetesdaily.com/forum/t...s-brain-damage

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