What is hypoglycemia unawareness?

Hypoglycemia unawareness is when you lose consciousness without ever knowing your blood glucose levels were dropping or that you were showing other symptoms of hypoglycemia. It tends to happen to people who have had diabetes for many years, but it doesn't happen to everyone. It is more likely in people who have neuropathy (nerve damage), people on tight glucose control, and people who take certain heart or high blood pressure medicines.

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