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The effect depends on the kinds and amounts of food eaten, the amount of exercise and stress, and how healthy the person is. People with type 1 more often have swings in blood glucose than people with type 2, and so may experience more emergency situations. Hypoglycemia is the most common 58 Diabetes emergency condition for people with type 1, who take insulin or medications that lower blood glucose. In people who do not have diabetes, the body naturally stops releasing insulin before blood glucose falls too low.

36 Diabetes The OGTT is also used to diagnose gestational diabetes, except that blood glucose levels are checked four times during the test. If levels are higher than normal in at least two of the four checks, the woman has gestational diabetes. The third test is the random plasma glucose test. The blood glucose level is checked regardless of when the person last ate. This test is only for diagnosing diabetes. A person can have diabetes if the blood glucose level is 200 mg/dL or higher and also has symptoms including increased urination and thirst, weight loss for no known reason, and also is experiencing increased hunger, sores that will not heal, blurred vision, and fatigue.

The person’s family members, coworkers, or other trusted people should learn to recognize the symptoms of hypoglycemia and know how to treat it if necessary. Symptoms of hypoglycemia are dizziness, sweating, feeling shaky or faint, clamminess, rapid heartbeat, clumsiness, moodiness, and extreme hunger. However, each person should know his or her own particular symptoms since everyone reacts differently. Some people eventually lose their ability to realize they are hypoglycemic. If they miss the early signs, fuzzy thinking may be the first symptom, which means they will not know how to help themselves.

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