Hypoglycemia is low blood sugar. It is considered a symptom, not a disease. Hypoglycemia most commonly occurs in people who take certain diabetes medications. However, low blood sugar may also be due to abnormal hormone levels or sensitivity to certain body hormones, gastric surgery, a tumor of the pancreas, and genetic disorders that interfere with the body's ability to breakdown certain food substances, such as fruit sugar. Symptoms of hypoglycemia include shakiness, hunger, lightheadedness, and sweating. People with severe hypoglycemia may pass out. Meal plan or medication changes may help treat hypoglycemia. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how hypoglycermia occurs, what the symptoms are, how to treat it, and much more.
Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, a common problem in people with diabetes.
How to Handle an Insulin Overdose
Learn about and understand insulin overdose in those with diabetes and what to do if it happens. Find out about other insulin complications, as well.
First Aid Treatment for Low Blood Sugar
WebMD takes you through emergency steps for treating low blood sugar that may not be caused by diabetes.
Does My Child Have Blood Sugar Problems?
There may be clues to let you know if your child's blood sugar is out of whack. Here's what to look out for.
Hypoglycemia: Do You Know the Symptoms?
How low can you go? Know the signs of low blood sugar.
When Low Blood Sugar Has No Symptoms
If you've had diabetes for a long time, your brain may stop warning you of low blood sugar, or your symptoms may change. Here's how to avoid that dangerous condition.
How Does Type 2 Diabetes Affect Memory?
Studies show that people with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk for Alzheimer's disease, an expert says. Here's what you can do to lower that risk.