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Hypoglycemia (a ‘Hypo’) is the inability to metabolise blood sugars, resulting in a decreased and inadequate glucose level, affecting the body’s ability to function normally. This is a medical emergency. A diabetic will suffer hypo if their blood sugar levels fall below their normal level. They can appear: Sweaty Trembling Weak Sleepy Confused Agitated Aggressive Disoriented with a lowered level of consciousness If a hypo is prolonged permanent brain damage can occur. These symptoms can appear with little or no warning and left untreated can have serious consequences and even death.
A low blood sugar causes different symptoms for everybody. You’ll learn how it makes you feel if you keep getting it, although your symptoms may change over time.
Early signs of a low blood sugar include:
If not treated, you may then get other symptoms, such as:
Hypos can also occur while sleeping, which may wake you up during the night or cause headaches, tiredness or damp sheets (from sweat) in the morning.
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