Can Low Blood Sugar Be as Dangerous as High Blood Sugar?

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It might be worse because having prolonged low blood sugars can kill you. So a hypoglycemic comma can result in severe neurologic damage and death. So we have to find that balance of optimal range blood sugars usually between 70-120 is what we recommend. The only way you can get low blood sugars to the point where it's dangerous is when you take a medication and it's too much, or you don't eat after you take the medication and it can drop your blood sugar too low.

For the disease itself is that you don't have enough insulin around or your ability to use your insulin isn't optimal and blood sugar rise.