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What Are The Symptoms Of Hypoglycemia?

Hypoglycemia is not itself a disease like fever but it’s the warning that something is happening wrong inside your body. Hypoglycemia is characterized by low blood sugar level in blood. The sugar level in the blood drops suddenly and considerably.

This condition probably occurs in diabetes patients but this doesn’t mean that it cannot affect the other individual. If you are curious about the symptoms of hypoglycemia then check out the rest of this tape daily article.What Are The Symptoms Of Hypoglycemia

If your blood sugar is less than 60-70 mg/L then you might have hypoglycemia. Your body is running out of fuel (glucose) so it is certain that it will show some symptoms.

The symptoms can vary from individual to individual depending on the severity of the decrease sugar level and more importantly that what kind of person is having this decrease either it’s a diabetes person or a normal person.


Hypoglycemia can cause following signs and symptoms;

  • An unusual speedy, strong, or irregular heartbeat.
  • Sweating
  • Hunger
  • Pale skin
  • Shakiness
  • Experience a slight itchiness or stinging sensation around the mouth.
  • Crying during sleep
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Blurred vision
  • Seizures
  • Loss of consciousness

If the symptoms worsen then a hypoglycemic person finds very difficult to perform daily routine work. His behavior becomes abnormal and he gets confused.

There are some other medical conditions in which a person can have the above symptoms so the blood test is important to confirm that Is hypoglycemia is the cause of these signs or not?

Possible Causes Of If You Are Diabetic

The lower blood sugar level can occur mainly in diabetes condition due to the drugs which they are taking for diabetes treatment.


Science Behind Hypoglycemia In Diabetics

During the condition of diabetes, our body doesn’t show any response against insulin because either our pancreas stopped its manufacturing (type 1 diabetes) or either or cells stopped to response towards insulin (type 2 diabetes).

In diabetes, we are taking insulin or other drugs to lower our glucose level in the blood. If we take too much insulin or our normal insulin unit but didn’t eat glucose or exercised more than our normal routine then it is obvious that our normal insulin dosage will exceed than glucose and we face the hypoglycemia.

In this regard it is necessary that your doctor would work with you and observe your daily routine and habits so he can prescribe the correct insulin units, suiting your routine.

Possible Causes If You Are Not Diabetic

Hypoglycemia in non-diabetes patients is very rare or less common but might be happening due to following reasons.

  • Medication- like quinine which is used to treat malaria.
  • Drinking alcohol without eating.
  • Due to a liver problem such as severe hepatitis.
  • Kidney failure
  • Starvation such as in condition known as Anorexia nervosa.
  • Overproduction of insulin in case of insulinoma (a rare tumor of the pancreas).
  • Enlargement of beta cells of the pancreas that harvest insulin (nesidioblastosis) as they start to produce excessive insulin leads to hypoglycemia.

Sometimes adrenal and the pituitary gland have the deficiency of hormones which are vital to regulating glucose production. In this case, children are more inclined to hypoglycemia as compared to adults.


  • Always keep carbohydrates like juices or something to prevent the dangerous drop in glucose level.
  • A CGM referred to as continuous glucose monitor is a possible solution for some people, mainly those with hypoglycemia ignorance or unawareness. These devices guide to blood glucose readings to a receiver in every five minutes or so. If blood sugar levels are dropping extremely then the CGM alerts them with an alarm.
This article is simply informative, tape daily does not have the right to recommend any medical treatments or make an analysis.

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