Causes And Symptoms Of Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes is a metabolic condition that causes the body’s blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal. Type 2 diabetes was originally known as “adult-onset” or “non-insulin dependent” diabetes, though it has changed because type 2 diabetes may be diagnosed before adulthood and sometimes needs treatment with insulin.
Type 2 diabetes is quite different than type 1 diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas secretes too much insulin ultimately trying to keep up with the body’s needs. Overtime, the pancreas cannot keep up with the body’s needs, therefore, the individual becomes hyperglycemic (high blood sugar) or hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), leading to the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.
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Though, it may happen if on oral medications because their body is not adjusted to it. Not treating severe hypoglycemia can make a diabetic injured, induce a coma, or even death. Severe hypoglycemia has the potential to cause accidents, injuries, coma, and death.
Treatment for Hypoglycemia
If you are diabetic or treating a diabetic experiencing these symptoms and a blood sugar cannot be checked, treat the hypoglycemia instead of waiting to check a blood sugar.
1. Eating or drinking 15-20 grams of glucose or simple carbohydrates (examples: 2 tbsp raisins, ½ cup of juice or regular soda, 1 tbsp honey, sugar, or corn syrup, cup of milk, candies (see package for carbohydrate load)
2. Check or recheck your blood glucose after 15 minutes
3. If hypoglycemia continues, consume another 15-20 grams of glucose or simple carbohydrates.
4. After normalizing the blood sugar, eat a small snack if the next meal is over an hour or two