Information on Low Blood Sugar
The condition is commonly referred to as insulin reaction,although it is medically called hypoglycemia. It is characterized by a severedecrease of glucose levels in the blood. Those who are on insulin are usuallyworried that it may cause their sugar blood levels to become severely low.Mildly low levels are best described as annoying but if the levels get severelylow it may be a really dangerous medical situation.
Low levels of sugar in theblood are a good indication of having too much insulin. These conditionsrequire the person to consult a doctor or a physician as soon as possible. Themost common symptoms usually involve sweating, disorientation, shaking,impaired reactions, and impaired mental awareness. Other symptoms may includeirritability, stress, lack of coordination, and confusion.
It is not uncommonfor a person who suffers the aforementioned symptoms to deny having anyproblems. Those who experience one reaction are very likely to experienceanother one in the next 24 hours approximately.
The symptoms of hypoglycemia may occur every time a personuses insulin and in some cases they may occur when a person takes certainmedications that stimulate the production of insulin.
The severity and theamount of the symptoms may vary from person to person. The symptoms areactually caused by low levels of sugar in the blood, but glucagon andadrenaline whose main purpose is to raise the levels of sugar in the blood alsotrigger certain symptoms. If a person experiences the symptoms the sugar levelsneed to be raised immediately by fast carbohydrates or glucose tablets.
Anextensive list of symptoms of an insulin reaction includes tingling, fasterheart rate, personality change, shaking, confusion, loss of consciousness, poorconcentration, sweating, seizures, irritability, tiredness, frequent sighing,headache, pale appearance, hunger, dizziness, vomiting, numbness of the lips,blurred vision and nausea. Sometimes a person may wake up in the middle of thenight experiencing certain symptoms of the condition. These include waking upin a very alert condition, nightmares, waking up with an extremely fast heart rate,damp night clothes, inability to go back to sleep and restlessness. Certainsymptoms may also occur in the morning.
These include waking up with aheadache, ketones in the urine, absence of glucose in the urine, very highblood sugar levels after breakfast, waking up with a headache, and a loss ofshort term memory.