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Diabetes: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Risks

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Managing your diabetes involves managing your blood sugar levels. To this end, monitoring your blood glucose levels will be a part of your day to day life as a diabetic.

According to Mayoclinic.com, hypoglycemia is defined as blood sugar levels below 70 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or 4 millimoles per liter (mmol/L). You may be more prone to diabetic hypoglycemia if you take insulin for your diabetes. It can happen if you are on oral diabetes medications as well.

Even with dedicated monitoring of your blood glucose levels to control your diabetes, however, hypoglycemia can periodically raise its head.

Symptoms of diabetic hypoglycemia will usually give you some warning. These can include feeling shaky and dizzy. You may feel hungry. Your head may ache, and you may find yourself sweating.


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