Recognizing and Treating Hypoglycemia
You may experience low blood sugar after using insulin. Because insulin’s job is to lower your blood sugar, it has the ability to work so well that blood sugar drops too much.
Hence, it is important to learn to recognize the symptoms of hypoglycemia immediately. Some of the signs and symptoms include shakiness, hunger, irritability, sweating, and pale skin.
You can check your blood sugar level with a blood glucose meter . If you see a drop in blood sugar, use fast-acting carbohydrates as advised by your doctor. Fast-acting carbohydrates include fruit juices, candies, cookies, raisins, and regular soft drinks.
People who have severe hypoglycemia and cannot eat or drink anything need urgent glucagon injections.
Your doctor and diabetes team are your best resource to help you learn how to recognize the side effects of insulin and manage allergies effectively.
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