Medical Author: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Related Symptoms & Signs
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) means that blood levels of glucose are too low. This condition is most commonly a complication of treatment for diabetes. Symptoms of hypoglycemia vary among people. When blood sugar levels drop, symptoms can include
These are among the early symptoms of hypoglycemia. Other possible symptoms of low blood sugar can be
If the low blood sugar levels persist, more serious symptoms develop, such as
Eventually, coma may develop.
Causes of hypoglycemia
Hypoglycemia occurs as a side effect of many treatments for type 1 or 2 diabetes. There are other rare causes for the condition, such as insulin-producing tumors (insulinomas) and certain medications.
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Other Causes of Hypoglycemia Symptoms and Signs
- Blurred Vision
- Clammy Skin
- Difficulty Thinking
- Loss of Coordination
- Numbness in Mouth or Tongue
- Pale Skin
- Racing Heartbeat
- Sensation of Abnormal Heartbeat
- Slurred Speech
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