What causes hypoglycemia unawareness?
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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