People who have frequent episodes of hypoglycemia may no longer experience the warning signs of it.
People with hypoglycemia unawareness are also less likely to be awakened from sleep when hypoglycemia occurs at night.
Hypoglycemia unawareness occurs more frequently in those who:
- Frequently have low blood glucose episodes (which can cause you to stop sensing the early warning signs of hypoglycemia)
- Have had diabetes for a long time
- Tightly control their diabetes (which increases your chances of having low blood glucose reactions)
Text on this page was taken from the American Diabetes Association