Normally, diabetes is of two types i.e. type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The patients who have type1 diabetes have the maximum chance of hypoglycemia. When glucose level falls too low it is called hypoglycemia. Glucose is transported to muscle cells with the help of insulin. In a few cases, hypoglycemia can be treated by eating glucose tablets, sweets and drinking fruit juices.
The main signs of hypoglycemia are confusion, unconsciousness, nausea, sweating. If hypoglycemia is left untreated it can permanently damage the nervous system. In severe cases, it leads to coma and death. According to 2018 medical news, today patients with type2 diabetes may be over treated which can lead to abuse of test and waste supplies. According to the Mayo clinic, the US is in high risk of hypoglycemia due to overtreatment of diabetes.
The researchers have found that patients in US with diabetes are treated with too many medications than their hemoglobin A1C level which leads to hypoglycemia.A1C test is a primary test which provides information regarding average blood sugar level. The A1C levels are as follows for normal the percentage is below 5.7%, for prediabetes is 5.7 to 6.4% and for diabetes 6.5% and above. During 2011-2014 research records there was a glucose lowering remedy in the US by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
Older people and other patients are considered acutely confused and are at more risk to develop hypoglycemia because of excessive treatment. The researches explain that the influential persons are attached t control hypoglycemia. The treatments should be managed by taking proper care of patients health condition, mental situation and the existence of daily life. A proper balance should be taken for treatment for patients suffering from diabetes. Undertreatment and overtreatment both are harmful to patients.