Please Read: Look Out for these Symptoms

While you’re in our care at Level2, we want to make sure you know what to do if you’re experiencing any of the following:  

Low blood sugar (also called hypoglycemia). Please call your primary care provider or endocrinologist if you have problems with low blood sugar more often than twice weekly or if you have very low blood sugar (< 55 mg/dl). Low blood sugar can be caused by a change in diet or exercise, especially in combination with certain diabetes medications. Learn more here.

High blood sugar (also called hyperglycemia). If symptoms or blood glucose does not resolve quickly, please call your primary care provider or endocrinologist immediately. If they are not available, then seek immediate care at an urgent care center or an emergency department. Hyperglycemia can be caused by changes in diet, exercise or medications. Symptoms typically only develop with extremely high blood sugars. Learn more here.

 Heart Attack. If you have any of the warning signs of a heart attack listed below, call 911 right away. People with diabetes are at very high risk of heart disease. Recognize the symptoms of a heart attack: 

  • Chest pain or discomfort 
  • Pain or discomfort in your arms, back, jaw, neck, or stomach 
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Sweating 
  • Indigestion or nausea 
  • Light-headedness 
  • Tiredness or fatigue

Stroke. If you have any of the warning signs of a stroke listed below, call 911 immediately. People with diabetes are at very high risk of strokes. Be familiar with the symptoms of stroke as this is a medical emergency. Typical warning signs of a stroke happen suddenly and can include:

  • Weakness or numbness on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion or trouble understanding
  • Trouble talking, slurred speech
  • Dizziness, loss of balance, or trouble walking
  • Trouble seeing out of one or both eyes
  • Double vision
  • Severe headache