Hypoglycemia is a condition characterized by abnormally low blood glucose levels, usually less than 70 mg/dl. Hypoglycemia may also be referred to as an insulin reaction, or insulin shock. Each person's reaction to hypoglycemia is different, so it's important that you learn your own signs and symptoms when your blood glucose is low
Consume 15-20 grams of glucose or simple carbohydrates. Recheck your blood glucose after 15 minutes. If hypoglycemia continues, repeat. Once blood glucose returns to normal, eat a small snack if your next planned meal or snack is more than an hour or two away.
484.400 Swedish adults have diabetes, i.e., 7,3% of the total population. An additional 597.700 citizens (9% of the population) suffer from impaired glucose tolerance (prediabetes). This situation will deteriorate in the future, with an estimated 556.300 adult citizens with diabetes in 2030. Sweden is rated among the top 10 countries globally when looking at type 1 diabetes incidence rates. Over the past 20 years, the amount of children with diabetes has increased with 50%. 3.637 Swedish citizens die from diabetes every year.1 This is almost 10 citizens every day. Type 2 diabetes, accounting for 80-90% of all diabetes in Sweden, decreases life expectancy by 5-10 years
There’s a genetic mutation involved in type 2 diabetes, although researchers haven’t been able to pinpoint the exact mutation. You must have a genetic mutation in order to develop type 2 not everyone can get it. If you have a family history, you are at higher risk.