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Know Other Symptoms of Hypoglycemia

Even if you don't have the body symptoms of low blood sugar, you'll still have:

  • Trouble focusing
  • Slowed speech
  • Slowed thinking
  • Clumsiness

When these symptoms start to appear, you'll be at a blood sugar level where you can still treat hypoglycemia on your own. They are subtler than the classic symptoms, but if you know what times of day your blood sugar often drops, you can watch for them.

Preventing Hypoglycemic Unawareness

The only way to keep from having hypoglycemic awareness is to avoid having low blood sugar as much as you can. These steps may help:

  • Talk with your doctor about your target blood sugar level.
  • Check your blood sugar levels often and know what things may affect them.
  • Recheck and treat low or dropping sugar levels, even if you feel OK.
  • Let your friends and family know that you could get hypoglycemic unawareness. Teach them the signs to watch for and how to treat it.