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Self test to see if you are Hypoglycemic? Self test to see if you are Hypoglycemic?
Do you suspect that you are hypoglycemic?  How is it possible to find out for sure if you’re hypoglycemic?  Well, there are three main... Self test to see if you are Hypoglycemic?

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Do you suspect that you are hypoglycemic?  How is it possible to find out for sure if you’re hypoglycemic?  Well, there are three main things that you can do to find out if you have this disease, first off you need to do a self diagnose based on a simple questionnaire and simple observations of symptoms, Secondly you can take a Glucose Tolerance Test to find out what your blood glucose level actually is.  Thirdly you should pay a visit to a doctor’s or nutritionist office to get a solid diagnose.

Now a day’s more and more people are forced to rely on self diagnosis due to the fact that less and less trained health care professionals seem to be able to recognize the hypoglycemia as a legitimate condition.  The best and most important way to diagnose this is to make a list of the symptoms that you feel which can be related to your diet.

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A mild case of hypoglycemia will include symptoms such as:

  • Lightheaded at times with feelings of faintness
  • Tiredness, especially when having done no exercising
  • Cravings for sweet foods
  • Cold, clammy, wet skin and/or excessive sweating not caused by exercise
  • Feeling nervous or jittery
  • A rapid heartbeat (tachycardia)
  • Trembling
  • Extreme hunger
  • Nausea

Moderate symptoms of hypoglycemia which means that your blood sugar level continues to fall and the nervous system will be affected.  These symptoms usually occur when the blood sugar falls below 55 mg/dL and may include:

  • Mood changes, such as anxiety irritability, restlessness, or anger.
  • Blurred vision, dizziness, or headache.
  • Confusion, difficulty in thinking, or inability to concentrate.
  • Weakness, lack of energy.
  • Poor coordination.
  • Difficulty walking or talking, such as staggering or slurred speech.
  • Fatigue, lethargy, or drowsiness.

Severe hypoglycemia which includes symptoms of severe low blood sugar and develops when blood sugar falls below 35 mg/dL to 40 mg/dL and may include:

  • Seizures or convulsions.
  • Loss of consciousness, coma.
  • Low body temperature (hypothermia).

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If you have experienced or are experienced at least three of these symptoms then odds are that you probably have hypoglycemia and you should pay a visit to a trained health care professional to see what should be done about starting a new diet plan which will regulate your blood sugar levels more effectively.