Is There Anything Else I should do?

Recognizing the signs of problems is important. When you know what the symptoms of high blood sugar and low blood sugar, you can understand why your relative may have a bad temper or why they’re cranky. Instead of arguing with them, encourage your loved one to check their blood sugar and see if the problem needs correcting.

High blood sugar (hyperglycemia)

Hyperglycemia often occurs when a person with diabetes has consumed too much food, they are sick, their body has too little insulin, or they are experiencing a lot of stress. Symptoms include:

Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)

This typically occurs when a person with diabetes has not eaten enough, their body has too much insulin, or they’ve exercised too much. Symptoms include:

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