Heart disease, blindness, stroke, impotence.
The challenge of diabetes management is to lower blood glucose levels toward the normal range in order to reduce the risk of long-term complications of the disease. This is done with an overall treatment plan that includes various combinations of proper diet, regular exercise, and insulin treatment or oral antidiabetic medications.
Hypoglycemia is a condition that can occur when blood glucose levels become too low, as a result of a variety of factors like omitted meals, extra exercise, or too great an effect of diabetes medication. In severe cases of hypoglycemia, a patient can lose consciousness or lapse into a coma. Some more common symptoms include:
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