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.
629.900 Swiss adults have diabetes, i.e., 11,3% of the total population. An additional 339.200 citizens (6,1% of the population) suffer from impaired glucose tolerance (prediabetes). This situation will deteriorate in the future, with an estimated 726.500 adult citizens with diabetes in 2030. 3.350 Swiss citizens die from diabetes every year.1 This is 9 citizens every day. Type 2 diabetes, accounting for 80-90% of all diabetes in Switzerland, decreases life expectancy by 5-10 years.