Hypoglycemia or low glucose levels is a common problem---many people experience symptoms of hypoglycemia. In women fasting glucose level < 40 mg/dL (2.2 mmol/L) and in men < 50 mg/dL (2.8 mmol/L) along with symptoms of hypoglycemia indicates that you have an insulinoma. It is a tumor which produces high amounts of insulin.
Some other causes of low glucose levels include;
A single episode of low blood sugar is not alarming. But repeated episodes of documented hypoglycemia or low glucose level in people not on medications to treat diabetes needs to be evaluated carefully by an endocrinologist.
Dr Poonam Sachdeva, our in-house medical expert talks about the why what and how in diabetes.
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