The symptoms of hypoglycaemia usually begin when your blood glucose level drops below four millimoles (mmol)per litre.
If you have Diabetes ,particularly if it's treated with insulin, you may be advised to use a small device called a blood glucose meter toregularly check your blood glucose levels.
Symptoms can vary from person to person, and it's important to be aware of the early warning signs so you can treat them.
Signs and symptoms of hypoglycaemia can include:
If hypoglycaemia isn't treated promptly and your blood glucose levels drop low enough, you may become drowsy or even lose consciousness.
Most people with insulin-treated diabetes notice that the symptoms of hypoglycaemia change and become less obvious the longer they live with the condition.
For some people, the warning symptoms become greatly reduced, putting them at significant risk of having severe episodes where they're dependent on others for help.
Let your diabetes care team know if you develop this problemas your treatment may need to be changed to reduce the risk.
It's more common in people who treat diabetes with insulin.
Although some people find their sleep is disturbed when they experience nocturnal hypoglycaemia,you may only notice the symptoms when you wake up in the morning.
The symptoms ofnocturnal hypoglycaemia can include:
Find out about the symptoms of hypoglycaemia, what causes it, how it can be treated and managed, and how to prevent it.
It's important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of hypoglycaemia, which can include feeling hungry, sweating, dizziness, tiredness and blurred vision.
Find out what can cause hypoglycaemia in people with and without diabetes.
Find out how you can treat an episode of hypoglycaemia after recognising the symptoms, and how to treat someone who's unconscious.
How to avoid hypoglycaemia if you have diabetes, including monitoring your blood glucose levels, eating carbohydrates and keeping treatment within easy access.