It also depends on the person's body weight. the heavier the person the more energy he needs to sustain the basic functionality of the body and hence the higher the BS. I mean 80 could be hypoglycemic.
In my case i am underweight and yet 70s is hypo for me. But at the same time i can solve calculus problems..co-ordinate geometry even when i am in 50s. But i cannot at times perform logical analysis of facts and events that i observe or thrown at me or anything creative.
The symptoms of hypo only indicate the rate of decent of BS. I mean there are times when my BS is 220 and i am feeling hypo symptoms. if i neglect these symptoms i will end up in 60s in the next 2 hours. even if i just slept for the next 2 hrs(meaning no physical activity)
finally some times the past history of BS has some effect on the hypo symptoms.
No matter what the symptoms are .....what really matters is my BS in the right range 80-120 or 90-130?? depending on what suits me? There is no excuse or justification for being below these limits. but being over it for a brief while with in 2hrs of having meals is OK as long as it returns to with in range (80-120 or 90-130 depending on who u are) at meals+2 hrs.
Hypo symptoms differ drastically from person to person. In 18 years of being T1D sweating is never a symptom for me. palpitation only 5% of the time.
In my case:
Most of symptoms of low sugars are physiological like irritability, depression etc etc.
other visible symptoms are slurred speech, loss of control over limbs (like in-ability to co-ordinate their movements), weird effect on facial muscles.
I feel we all have hypo symptoms but we just need to know what they are and keep looking for them!!!!
If u think i am just blabbering...then i am in a HYPO!!!! :) i need to go and have some thing.!!!!
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