A DROP IN BLOOD GLU­COSE LEV­ELS CAN BE CAUSED BY:

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Type and amount of food

De­lay­ing or skip­ping a meal, or hav­ing a meal with less car­bo­hy­drate than you nor­mally eat.

More ac­tiv­ity than usual

If you in­crease your level of ac­tiv­ity, your blood glu­cose lev­els can drop. When­ever you start a new ac­tiv­ity, mon­i­tor more fre­quently to watch for glu­cose changes.

More med­i­ca­tion than usual

When you have more di­a­betes med­i­ca­tion than nor­mal (an ex­tra dose for ex­am­ple) blood glu­cose lev­els can drop.

Signs of low blood glu­cose (hy­po­glycemia) in­clude:

Shak­ing, con­fu­sion, ex­treme hunger, sweat­ing, fa­tigue, mood swings, a rapid heart­beat or even pass­ing out. If you feel signs that your blood glu­cose is low, check it. (Low is de­fined as less than 4 mmol/L). Low blood glu­cose can hap­pen quickly, so it’s im­por­tant to treat it right away. If your blood glu­cose drops very low, you may need help from an­other per­son.

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