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.
What to Eat if You Have Hypoglycemia
Find out what to eat if you have hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), with or without diabetes.
Warning Signs of Diabetes Problems
Learn the symptoms of health problems you can get when your blood sugar is out of control, such as nerve damage, skin problems, and eye trouble.
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.