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Low Blood Sugar Can Kill, Expert Warns

Posted: May 26, 2016 at 9:09 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
Dr. Solomon Anoti, an Abuja-based medical practitioner, on Thursday, said low blood sugar could lead to sudden death.
Dr. Anoti said in Abuja that low blood sugar could make a patient to go into coma.
He said the condition affect mostly diabetic patients due to the lack of sugar in their system as they tried to avoid the consumption of sweet foods because they have high sugar level.
He said low blood sugar can be as a result of excessive consumption of alcohol without eating well, or being more physically active than usual.
He also warned that skipping meals and some form of medications such as insulin treatment could also cause low blood sugar.
He said:  “If you are diabetic and feel dizzy, weak, feeling shaky, have headaches, pale skin, it could be an indication of low blood sugar in the body.
“Poor vision, lack of co-ordination or concentration, numbness in the mouth and tongue and feeling faint are also factors associated with low blood sugar.”
Anoti said that preventing low blood sugar was important to both diabetic and non-diabetic persons and stressed the need for regular blood sugar test to know when one is at risk in order to take prompt action.
“Exercise is another important measure to check the condition.
“Eating at least three evenly spaced meals each day with between-meals snacks as prescribed by a doctor is also important in preventing low blood sugar.”
The physician added that following a meal plan and eating meals not more than four to five hours apart could help in checking the disease and advised patients with the ailment to always double -check their insulin and dose of diabetes medicine before taking it to avoid developing low blood sugar.
He mentioned that a doctor evaluating the medicines taken if it was caused by too much of insulin could achieve treatment for low blood sugar.