Hypoglycemia is a condition in which the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood falls below 70 mg/dL.

Typically, a fasting blood sugar of 70 mg/dL or lower will warn of hypoglycemia.

People with diabetes who use medication incorrectly as prescribed by their doctor, use an overdose of insulin or the wrong type of insulin are susceptible to hypoglycemia.

Check your blood sugar to properly treat hypoglycemia before the condition becomes severe.

Patients are susceptible to unaware hypoglycemia, which can cause many dangerous complications.

Episodes of low blood sugar will cause discomfort and make the patient afraid.

When people with diabetes see abnormal signs in their body, they should check their blood sugar to treat hypoglycemia properly before the condition becomes serious.

Patients should carry with them a food containing fast-acting carbohydrates (porridge, soup, fruit juice, candy, sugar tablets, etc.) to eat or drink immediately when hypoglycemia occurs.

For people without diabetes, depending on the cause of hypoglycemia, there are different ways to prevent it.

Hypoglycemia is a condition that requires immediate emergency treatment.

CKI Truong Trong Tuan, Department of Emergency Medicine, Tam Anh General Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City