The importance of hypoglycemia
Our brain depends on a constant supply of glucose (“sugar”) to function properly.
Normally, blood sugar level stays above 70 mg/dl (3.89 mmol/L).
Hypoglycemia is considered when blood sugar levels fall below these values.
The brain sounds the alarm
When blood sugar levels begin to fall below what is recommended, our body begins to feel a series of symptoms.
THESE ARE ORIGINATED BY THE GLUCOSE SHORTAGE IN THE BRAIN.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTORS
What we do at home can have a significant impact on the health of our children.
Therefore, if you have any questions about hypoglycemia, guidance for emergencies and others; the best thing you can do is ask for advice from the health staff in charge of your child. They are the experts!
I only share general information that might help you, but take into account that each child is different and what works well for some, may not work for you.
Hypoglycemia is, in other words, a blood sugar level drop. Normally, this situation is associated with a series of symptoms. It is essential to learn to identify these symptoms.
Do not forget that in the prognosis of hypoglycemia, the speed with which it is corrected is very important...
When you or someone you live with is at risk of hypoglycemia, it is especially important to learn what to do. Do not forget that low levels of sugar can cause permanent changes in brain structures...
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There are many things that should be essential, so it's good to be reminded from time to time...
Do everything in your power to try to prevent blood sugar levels from falling to potentially harmful levels.
I think using injectable glucagon kits is a time of panic for all families...
However, you should know that they exist and how they are used because it can serve you well in an emergency situation!
PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE
It is clear that in those diseases causing low blood sugar, there are many factors that are beyond our control.
However, there are certain things that can help us prevent hypoglycemia.
So if you want to continue learning about blood sugar drops, here you can find some more pages 🙂
I hope the information can be useful for you!
And remember: the healthcare staff at your local hospital will surely know much more about the subject than me…
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