Hypoglycemia Symptoms

Hypoglycemia, also known as low blood sugar, can be quite dangerous. A person may not have enough sugar to use for energy because of their diet, medications, or too much exercise.

Hypoglycemia Symptoms
Low blood sugar is defined as less than 70 mg/dL. Symptoms can be different for each individual and may appear suddenly as levels get to these low points and are serious and need immediate treatment. It is important for diabetics to have access to a blood glucose meter that they know how to use. It is also important for them to know the signs and symptoms of running low blood glucose levels so that they can take care of the situation quickly.

Some symptoms include:
• Blurry vision
• Rapid heartbeat and pounding pulse
• Mood changes that are sudden and unusual
• Sudden nervousness for unknown reason
• Unexplained fatigue
• Pale skin
• Headache, often sudden and pounding
• Hunger
• Shaking
• Dizziness
• Sweating
• Weakness
• Anxiety
• Inability to sleep
• Skin tingling
• Numbness in mouth or tongue


If left untreated, symptoms may become more severe and include:
• Trouble thinking clearly
• Trouble concentrating
• Loss of consciousness
• Seizure
• Coma