What Causes Hypoglycemia Unawareness?

Q:
What causes hypoglycemia unawareness?

A:
There are several possible causes of hypoglycemia unawareness. Here, I’ll list two of them.

  • Nerve damage:
    Nerve damage affects body’s ability to secrete epinephrine. People with type 1 diabetes sometimes develop impaired epinephrine secretion.
  • Tight blood sugar control:
    It can dull the body’s ability to feel drop in blood sugar level. Sometimes, maintaining slightly higher blood sugar levels for a period of time can improve the ability to detect low blood sugar.

If you have experienced hypoglycemia without warning, be sure to discuss it with your health-care team. They can help you reverse the situation.

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