Hypoglycaemia

What is it?

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An abnormally low level of glucose in the blood

Cases of hypoglycaemia

What it can occur? Click to Flip
All cases of hypoglycaemia occur in people with diabetes mellitus, in whom the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin, resulting in an abnormally high level of glucose.

How to Increase and Decrease level of Glucose

Effect of High and Low level of Glucose Click to Flip
To lower the blood glucose level, hypoglycaemic drugs or insulin are given. Too high a dose of either can reduce the blood glucose to too low a level

How it can occur?

What it can occur? Click to Flip
Can occur if a diabetic person misses a meal or takes strenuous exercise. Condition can result from drinking too much alcohol. pancreatic tumour.

Symptoms

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Include sweating, hunger, dizziness, trembling, headache, palpitations, confusion, and sometimes double vision.

What can cause by Hypoglycaemia?

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May also be the cause of seizures and jittery behaviour in newborns

What should be given in emergency?

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An injection of either glucose solution or the hormone glucagon may be given in an emergency

Hypoglycaemics oral

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A group of antidiabetic drugs that are used to lower blood glucose
December 22, 2019

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