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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is hypoglycemia?

Low blood sugar levels. This can fatal as the brain depends on sugar for energy. It is usually caused by diabetes medications, but can also be caused by hormone disorders and insulin overproduction.

Symptoms of hypoglycemia

  • Symptoms improve with meals

  • Headache

  • Cold sweats

  • Loss of appetite

  • Losing consciousness

  • My brain is not functioning right now

  • Taking insulin or other diabetic drugs

  • Numbness of the fingers

Questions your doctor may ask to check for hypoglycemia

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose hypoglycemia

  • Do your symptoms improve when you eat?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

  • Do you have cold sweats?

  • Do you have less or no appetite, therefore eat less food?

  • Have you currently regained consciousness after temporarily losing consciousness?

Treatment for hypoglycemia

This condition is first managed by consuming sugar quickly - options include sweets, honey, table sugar or sweet drinks. In severe cases where a patient is unconscious, a sugar-containing drip can be given via a needle in the vein. It is important to find the reason for low blood sugar, to prevent it from happening again.

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