Hypoglycemia is a condition in which blood sugar (glucose) level is lower than normal. Glucose is the body’s main energy source.
Hypoglycemia is often related to diabetes treatment. But other drugs and a variety of conditions – many rare – can cause low blood sugar in people who don’t have diabetes.
Hypoglycemia needs immediate treatment when blood sugar levels are low. For many people, a fasting blood sugar of 70 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl), or 3.9 millimoles per liter (mmol/L), or below should serve as an alert for hypoglycemia. But the numbers might be different.
If blood sugar levels become too low, signs and symptoms can include;
- An irregular or fast heartbeat
- Pale skin
- Tingling or numbness of the lips, tongue or cheek
As hypoglycemia worsens, signs and symptoms can include;
- Confusion, abnormal behavior or both, such as inability to complete routine tasks
- Visual disturbances
- Loss of consciousness
Hypoglycemia can occur for various reasons.
- Blood sugar regulation
- Hypoglycemia and diabetes
- Type 1 diabetes
- Type 2 diabetes
- Insulin autoimmune syndrome
- Alcohol consumption
- Some liver diseases
- Kidney disorders
- Eat or drink 15 to 20 grams of fast-acting carbohydrates
- Recheck blood sugar levels 15 levels 15 minutes after treatment
- Have a snack or meal
Immediate treatment of severe hypoglycemia
- Hypoglycemia is considered severe if a patient needs help from someone to recover. In general, people with diabetes who are treated with insulin should have a glucagon kit for emergencies.
Treatment for an underlying condition
- Tumor treatment
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