Hypoglycemia

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Quiz: Do You Understand Hypoglycemia?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

Exercising more than usual isn't a cause of hypoglycemia.

Explanation:
You may develop hypoglycemia from taking too much diabetes medication or insulin, exercising more than usual or skipping a meal. You can determine if you have low blood sugar by using a blood glucose meter.
2

Hunger is an early symptom of hypoglycemia.

Explanation:
Early symptoms of diabetic hypoglycemia include: dizziness, hunger, headache, sweating and anxiety.
3

Blurry vision is a symptom of more severe hypoglycemia.

Explanation:
If left untreated, diabetic hypoglycemia can lead to seizures and loss of consciousness. Watch for more severe symptoms such as muscle weakness, jerky movements, blurry vision, slurred speech and confusion.
4

Short-term hypoglycemia treatment involves eating sodium-rich foods such as potato chips.

Explanation:
Short-term hypoglycemia treatment involves drinking fruit juice or soda, eating hard candy or taking glucose tablets to raise your blood sugar to a normal range.
5

Not skipping meals is a way to prevent diabetic hypoglycemia.

Explanation:
To prevent diabetic hypoglycemia don't skip meals, monitor your blood sugar, take your insulin and diabetes medication as prescribed and record your low glucose reactions to help identify patterns.