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Reactive Hypoglycemia

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Hypoglycemia occurs due to low blood glucose or low blood sugar levels when it drops below normal. However, severity differs from time to time among diabetic patients. Hypoglycemia occurs due to the following reasons among diabetic people:

  • Meals or snacks are too small, delayed, or skipped
  • Excessive doses of insulin or some oral anti-diabetic drugs (OADs) such as- sulfonylureas and meglitinides (Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors, biguanides, and thiazolidinediones when used with other diabetes medicines.)
  • Increased activity or exercise
  • Drinking alcohol

Reactive hypoglycaemia
occurs in response to overdosage of OADs or Insulin.

Symptoms of hypoglycemia include:

  • Dizziness
  • Seizure
  • Sweating
  • Hunger
  • Headache
  • Perspiration
  • Difficulty in speaking and paying attention
  • Pale skin color
  • Tingling sensations around the mouth
  • Feeling anxious, confused or weak

During hypoglycemia, the blood glucose level fall less than 70mg/dL and can be normalized by taking food at an interval of 3 hours and also by taking in food with high fibre and carbohydrates and also by doing regular exercise. Hypoglycemia if left untreated, can lead to unconsciousness.

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