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 and cause the symptoms below.
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 always have glucose tablets or sweet candy on them in case of a hypoglycemia event. Furthermore, they should eat either glucose tabs or candy immediately to raise their sugar to normal levels (above 70 mg dl). The best practice to avoid lows is to eat on time and check their blood glucose often, especially before bedtime!

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  1. John January 19, 2017
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