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Health Tip: Spot Warning Signs of Low Blood Sugar

Health Tip: Spot Warning Signs of Low Blood Sugar

04/08/11

(HealthDay News) -- Hypoglycemia is the medical term for low blood glucose, common among people with diabetes. It can occur even when you're trying hard to manage your blood sugar levels.

The American Diabetes Association says while you can't always prevent hypoglycemia, you can take steps to treat it if you know the warning signs:

  • Sweating or turning pale.
  • Feeling dizzy or shaking.
  • Developing a headache.
  • Feeling hungry.
  • Showing moodiness, or rapid behavior changes.
  • Moving awkwardly or clumsily.
  • Having a seizure.
  • Acting confused, or having problems paying attention.
  • Having a tingly feeling around the mouth.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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