Hypoglycemia

When your blood glucose level drops below 4mmol/L, this is called hypoglycaemia, or a ‘hypo’ for short. Hypo’s arise when you have too much insulin in your blood stream. This may be because: you accidentally injected more than you needed, you’ve been very active, you haven’t eaten or you’ve had less carbohydrate than you thought. Approximately 40% of insulin-treated people experience episodes of severe hypoglycemia. A hypo can be a scary thing to go through, but it can be managed effectively. Most of the time, low blood sugar is caught early on, with symptoms such as sweating, fatigue, hunger and/or irritability. Action is then taken to bring the blood sugar back to normal range. See Managing T1D for more information

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