Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “GLUCOSE FAL“ to remember about the Risk Factors For Dehydration
G – Gastrointestinal Disorders: Conditions like gastroparesis can affect digestion, leading to hypoglycemia risk.
L – Liver Dysfunction: Impaired liver function can disrupt glycogen storage and glucose regulation.
U – Undernutrition: Inadequate food intake or malnutrition can result in low blood sugar levels.
C – Caffeine Overconsumption: Excessive caffeine can trigger blood sugar drops.
O – Overmedication: Using too much insulin or other glucose-lowering medications can cause hypoglycemia.
S – Skipping Meals: Missing regular meals can lead to low blood sugar.
E – Exercise Intensity: Vigorous physical activity can deplete glucose stores, increasing the risk.
F – Faulty Insulin Injection: Errors in insulin administration may lead to unexpected lows.
A – Alcohol Consumption: Drinking alcohol without food can induce hypoglycemia.
L – Low-carb Diets: Extreme low-carb diets may lower glucose levels.