Type 2 Diabetes: Living With the Disease (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
Causes of High and Low Blood Sugar
Even if you've been careful to take care of yourself and manage your type 2 diabetes, there may still be times when your blood sugar is too high or too low.
Over time, high blood sugar can lead to serious problems or a medical emergency. When your blood sugar is too low, you can get shaky and weak. If your blood sugar gets very low, you could pass out (lose consciousness).
High blood sugar can happen if you:
Being pregnant can also make your blood sugar levels go up.
If you take insulin, you may have some mornings when your blood sugar level is very high, even if it was low when you went to bed. This called the Somogyi effect. Talk with your doctor if this happens. You may need to check your blood sugar during the night to find out why your levels are high in the morning.
You aren't likely to get low blood sugar unless you take insulin or some kinds of oral medicines. You may get low blood sugar if you:
eMedicineHealth Medical Reference from Healthwise
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
Find out what women really need.
Pill Identifier on RxList
- quick, easy,
Find a Local Pharmacy
- including 24 hour, pharmacies