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Treating Low Blood Sugar: 4 Ways You Need to Know

Treating Low Blood Sugar: 4 Ways You Need to Know

Low blood sugar, also known as hypoglycemia, is a condition that occurs when the body has too much insulin or does not have enough sugar in the bloodstream. Low blood sugar is common in diabetics but it can happen to anyone. By monitoring your blood sugar regularly, you can catch hypoglycemia early and ensure your blood sugar levels are at a normal range. It is possible for different people to experience low blood sugar in different ways. People might need gamot sa low blood sugar if experience more than one of the following symptoms:

  • Elevated heart rate
  • Clammy or cold, sweaty skin
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Being irritable
  • Hunger pangs
  • Trembling or shaking hands
  • Confusion
  • Seizure or convulsion
  • Pale skin
  • Lethargy
  • Unsteady or staggered walking
  • Headache
  • Fainting or passing out

Low blood sugar is caused by a variety of factors. Here are some of the reasons that might have triggered it:

In general (people with or without diabetes):

  • Missing or skipping meals
  • Exercising too much
  • Doing intense exercise you don’t normally do
  • Drinking alcohol

For people with diabetes:

  • Excessive insulin or diabetes medication
  • Not eating your meals soon enough after taking your medicine
  • When you exercise without checking your blood sugar or without adjusting your insulin dose
  • Injecting insulin to lower blood sugar without eating
  • Taking your diabetes medicine or insulin at the wrong time
  • Insufficient food intake after taking insulin or diabetes medication

Gamot Sa Low Blood Sugar

It is already considered hypoglycemia if your blood sugar drops to 70 mg/dl. When this happens, you should eat sugars or carbohydrates that are quickly absorbed. When treating hypoglycemia, follow the 15-15 rule: consume 15 grams of carbohydrates and check your blood sugar after 15 minutes. Below are examples of gamot sa low blood sugar that provides 15 grams of carbohydrates for every serving.

Drinks

  • 1/2 cup orange or grapefruit juice
  • half a cup of pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • half a cup of regular soda
  • A cup of fat free milk

Fruits

  • 2 tablespoons of raisins
  • 15 pcs of grapes
  • Half of a banana
  • One small apple
  • One small orange

Sweets and Candies

  • 5 small gumdrops
  • 15 pcs of Skittles
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar in water
  • 6 large jelly beans
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 12 pcs of gummy bears
  • 1 Tablespoon of Jam

Oral Medication

  • Glucose Pills
  • Glucose Gel

gamot sa low blood sugar

Gamot Sa Low Blood Sugar Para Sa Mga Sanggol

Your doctor may determine treatment based on the gestational age of your baby and overall health. It might involve giving the baby a fast-acting glucose solution such as a water mixture or formula. In some cases, a baby may require glucose through an IV (intravenous) line. You may need to monitor your baby’s blood sugar levels after treatment. There is a possibility that hypoglycemia may occur again.

Severe Low Blood Sugar

Blood sugar levels below 55 mg/dL are considered severely low. The 15-15 rule cannot be applied at this point. Your symptoms may also prevent you from checking or treating your blood sugar by yourself. Ensure that all friends, family members, and caregivers are aware of your low blood sugar symptoms so that they can assist in treating it. Dapat alam ng nag aalaga sa iyo kung ano ang gamot sa low blood sugar. If they don’t know what to do, it’s best to ask them to rush you to a hospital immediately.

Treatment for Severe Low Blood Sugar

Ang isa sa pinaka mabisang gamot sa low blood sugar ay ang hormone glucagon. Glucagon is released when blood glucose drops too low. This is the hormone responsible for releasing glucose from the liver and fat into the bloodstream.

Glucagon injections may be needed for serious hypoglycemia. This kit is available as a gamot sa low blood sugar for diabetes patients who are unconscious.

In severe cases of low blood sugar, injectable glucagon is the best treatment. Glucagon kits can be ordered by prescription. Consult your doctor about obtaining a glucagon kit. Get a good understanding of how and when to use it. You should tell your close family members, caregivers and friends where your glucagon kit is kept. Also, make sure they are trained in its use in case of emergencies.

In case of emergency medical treatment, contact a doctor as soon as possible after receiving a glucagon shot. The person will typically regain consciousness within around 15 minutes of receiving a glucagon injection if he or she is rendered unconscious or faints because of severely low blood sugar levels. One more dose should be administered if they do not awaken within 15 minutes after receiving the 1st shot.

Key Takeaways

Hypoglycemia occurs when a person’s blood sugar levels are below normal range. When this happens, a person may experience symptoms such as irritability, double vision, elevated heart rate, shaking hands, pale skin, and lethargy.

In case of low blood sugar levels, a person should follow the 15-15 rule for treating hypoglycemia which is to eat 15 grams of carbohydrates followed by checking the blood sugar after 15 minutes. In case of severe hypoglycemia, a glucagon kit is needed.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Written by Hazel Caingcoy Updated 4 weeks ago
Fact Checked by Bianchi Mendoza, R.N.