Low Blood Sugar Symptoms in Diabetes Patients

What is hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)?

Low blood sugar occurs when blood sugar drops below normal levels. Glucose, an important source of energy for the body, comes from food. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps the cells use glucose for energy. When blood glucose begins to fall, some symptoms will occur.

Low blood sugar symptoms:



Weakness, lace of energy

Poor coordination

Difficulty walking or talking, such as staggering or slurred speech


Mood changes such as the nervous system will be affected.

Low body temperature

What causes low blood sugar?

Excessive dosage of insulin

Taking insulin at the wrong time

Not having enough food

Not having meal on time

Increased activity without a adjusted diet or dosage of insulin

Having a physical activity without eating any food

Abusing oral hypoglyceimic agents

What should do when you get a low blood sugar?

Immediately eat sugar to increase the blood sugar level. You can choose the followings:

Common drinks like fruit juice

Sweet like milk sugar, chocolate sugar

Oral glucose pills

If you are a diabetes patient, it is very important to monitor your blood sugar because low blood sugar is very common in diabetes people.

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