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    hypoglycemia:what is it and how to tackle it? hypoglycemia:what is it and how to tackle it? Presentation Transcript

    •  Sudden decrease in blood glucose level below than normal
    •  Fasting blood sugar 70-100 mg/ml 2 hour Post Glucose < 140 mg/ml
    • SYMPTOMS
    •  Hypoglycemia often starts suddenly and so must be managed promptly One should check sugar levels on glucometer as soon as he/she starts feeling above discussed symptoms
    •  If reading is <70 mg/dl then take something sweet immediately and wait for 10-15 mins After relaxation consult your doctor for the condition
    •  If reading is in between 70-100 mg/dl and symptoms persists then take some food to eat and wait for 10-15 mins After relaxation consult your doctor for the condition
    •  If there is an emergency, or you are on the way, or driving and you can’t wait even for the checking then also take some sugar without checking your sugar After relaxation consult your doctor immediately
    •  Can lead to unconsciousness To tackle this do the following: Apply the paste of honey in the mouth
    •  Put a thick paste of glucose in the mouth and as soon as patient is awaken make him/her drink water so that glucose gets enter in the body
    •  Always keep glucagon 1 mg injection at home to inject in such kind of emergencies. It is administered just like insulin.
    •  Higher dose of insulin or medication and comparatively lesser food.
    •  Follow a regular meal pattern of 3 major meal and 3 smaller meals. Never be fasting more than 3-4 hours a day. Follow your doctor’s and dietician’s instructions properly. Maintain a balance between your diet and medication or insulin dose.
    • Maintain balance between yourintake and output
    • Rashi TantiaSr.Dietician