Hypoglycemia is a condition in which your blood sugar (glucose) levels are lower than normal. Glucose is your body’s main source of energy.
Hypoglycemia is often associated with the treatment of diabetes. But other drugs and a variety of conditions – many of which are rare – can cause hypoglycemia in people without diabetes.
Hypoglycemia requires immediate treatment when blood sugar is low. For many people, a fasting blood sugar of 70 milligrams per deciliter (mg / dL) or 3.9 millimoles per liter (mmol / L) or less should serve as a warning of hypoglycemia. But your numbers can be different. Ask your doctor.
When blood sugar gets too low, the signs and symptoms may include:
- Irregular or rapid heartbeat
- Pale skin
hypoglycemia is when your blood sugar levels are too low. There are several reasons this can happen; Most common is a side effect of drugs used to treat diabetes.
Untreated hypoglycemia can lead to:
- If you have diabetes
- Continuous blood glucose meter
- Continuous Blood Glucose Monitoring Open the pop-up dialog box
- Follow the diabetes management plan developed by you and your doctor. If you take new medications, change your eating or medication plans, or add new exercise, talk to your doctor about how those changes can affect your diabetes management and your risk of low blood sugar.
A continuous glucose monitor (CGM) is an option for some people, especially those who are unaware of hypoglycemia. A CGM has a small wire under the skin that can send blood sugar readings to a recipient.