Hypoglycemia management options?
Hello, my uncle is a 58-year-old man who is looking for something to manage his blood sugar. He has hypertension and type 2 diabetes. He has started taking insulin approximately 6 months ago. He has been doing well on it, but he felt dizzy the previous evening, so he checked his blood sugar. It came back low, so he ate dinner to raise his blood sugar level. Please recommend some methods to stabilize his blood sugar level.
@sachin Your uncle likely had an episode of hypoglycemia. The signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia can vary and may include blurred or impaired vision, chills, confusion, dizziness, fainting, fast heartbeat, weakness, headaches, or sweating. The best way to determine if a patient is experiencing hypoglycemia is to check their blood sugar level. Encourage your uncle to use the 15-15 rule if he is experiencing hypoglycemia. The rule of 15 starts with checking his blood sugar level. If it is low, then he should take 15 g of carbohydrates to raise it. After 15 minutes, he should recheck his blood sugar level. If it is still lower than 70 mg/dL, he should take another 15 g of carbohydrates, which can include glucose gels or tablets. Once his glucose returns to normal, he should have a small snack if it is not near mealtime to prevent another episode