Hypoglycemia means that the sugar (glucose) level in your blood has fallen too low. Hypoglycemia or low glucose levels is a common problem---many people experience symptoms of hypoglycemia. In people with diabetes overmedication with insulin or other oral antidiabetic medications is the commonest cause of hypoglycemia.
However many people without diabetes can also suffer from hypoglycemia. Some of the common causes of hypoglycemia in people without diabetes include;
Symptoms of hypoglycemia can vary from mild to severe, depending on how low the blood sugar falls to.
Some symptoms which develop in people with hypoglycemia 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.
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