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Health Tip: Is My Blood Glucose Too Low?

Warning signs of hypoglycemia

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(HealthDay News) -- Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is a common complication of diabetes, and can occur even in people whose diabetes is well-managed.

Although the condition isn't always preventable, the American Diabetes Association says diabetics and their loved ones should recognize the warning signs. The ADA offers this list of potential symptoms:

  • Feeling dizzy or shaking.
  • Sweating and having pale skin.
  • Developing a headache.
  • Feeling hungry.
  • Showing sudden changes in behavior.
  • Moving clumsily.
  • Having a seizure.
  • Feeling confused or having difficulty paying attention.
  • Feeling a "tingling" sensation around the mouth.


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