Hypoglycemia

Symptoms, complications, advices—everything you need to know about this illness.

Hypoglycemia occurs when blood sugar levels are too low. It’s most common among diabetics who inject insulin or take oral diabetes medicine, but it can happen to anyone if they haven’t eaten in a while or after a meal high in carbohydrates.

The amount of glucose in the blood ranges between 4.0 mmol/L and 8.0 mmol/L.

Symptoms

  • Trembling
  • Palpitations
  • Perspiration
  • Anxiety
  • Hunger
  • Nausea
  • Tingling
  • Paleness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Mood swings
  • Confusion
  • Weakness
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Vision trouble
  • Difficulty speaking

Types

  • Hypoglycemia in fasted state
  • Reactive hypoglycemia

Complications

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Epileptic seizure
  • Coma

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Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia occurs when blood sugar levels are too low. It’s most common among diabetics who inject insulin or take oral diabetes medicine, but it can happen to anyone if they haven’t eaten in a while or after a meal high in carbohydrates.
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