Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar is a condition that happens most commonly in people with diabetes. It occurs when a diabetic’s blood sugar drops to dangerously low levels (below 70 mg dl). This can usually come on very fast while causing the below symptoms.

Hypoglycemia Symptoms:

  • rapid heartbeat
  • sweating
  • shaking
  • sudden nervousness
  • trouble thinking clearly or concentrating
  • blurry vision
  • sudden mood changes
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • hunger
  • loss of consciousness


Diabetics should have either glucose tablets or sweet candy on them at all times in case of a hypoglycemia event. Furthermore, you should eat either glucose tabs or candy immediately to raise your sugar to normal levels (above 70 mg dl). The best practice to avoiding lows is to eat on time and check a your blood glucose often especially before bedtime!

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  1. John January 19, 2017
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