Hypos only occur if you have more insulin than you need for the amount of glucose circulating in your blood, says Dr Linjawi. A number of circumstances can cause this spike, including exercise, diet, illness, dose adjustments, variances in insulin absorption, digestive variances, hormonal fluctuations and weight loss.
To identify why and when the hypos are occurring, record your blood glucose levels, diet (including carb counts), periods of activity or illness, insulin and other medication doses and times, plus your weight. Do this for one week to see if you can identify any patterns in hypoglycaemia yourself, or take this information to your diabetes team for assessment.
GOOD TO KNOW: Women who are yet to go through menopause may find it useful to record this information throughout one or two menstrual cycles to identify whether hormonal fluctuations could be the cause.