Hypoglycemia Signs and Symptoms

Hypoglycemia Signs and Symptoms

Hypoglycemia Signs and Symptoms Hypoglycemia signs and symptoms can range from mild to severe and should never be taken lightly.  Hypoglycemia is considered to be one of the medical conditions of diabetes and not a disease within itself.

Although it is rare, it has been documented that people can suffer from Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) without being diabetic.  Illness, excessive alcohol consumption, improper diet, and certain types of medication can cause a drop in a person’s blood sugar.

Hypoglycemia is broken down into three categories (mild, moderate and severe).  At the mild stage (or “onset”), having a spoonful of table sugar, glucose in a tablet form (which is handy to have on your person at all times), some fruit juice or something that contains sugar that will get your blood sugar levels to increase. You should feel better almost immediately.

Hypoglycemia signs and symptoms for a mild case are:



Feeling of unwarranted nervousness

Rapid heartbeat

Sweating in a regulated climate

Once moderate Hypoglycemia is reached, a person will become:




Blurred vision

Severe Hypoglycemia signs and symptoms is rare as low blood sugar is normally detected early and treated promptly.  The signs and symptoms associated with severed hypoglycemia can include:



Double vision


Inability to concentrate or focus

Feeling of disorientation

Blurred vision and other vision problems

Hypoglycemia Signs and Symptoms Symptoms of Hypoglycemia are not only restricted to the conscious, waking hours.  Night sweats, nightmares and night terrors can cause you to cry during a REM sleep.

Upon waking, if you are experiencing a headache, sense of unrest or confusion, these can also be signs of Hypoglycemia.  Due to the fact that these symptoms, upon waking, are common – the way to know for sure that your glucose levels are low is by testing your blood, and therefore eliminating any other potential medical conditions.

To prevent Hypoglycemia from recurring, eat a balanced meal at the same time each day, daily exercise, a restful nights’ sleep and a positive view on life is recommended.

As always, we recommend a full and comprehensive physical examination by your medical professional, as directed.

Our brain uses over 70% of the glucose (blood sugar) our body produces: armed with this valuable information, Hypoglycemia signs and symptoms must be noted and dealt with immediately.

Last word on Hypoglycemia Signs and Symptoms:

Hypoglycemia is not something to be taken lightly. If you are an active person that drives, uses public transportation or are responsible for the care and welfare of others and you all of a sudden have a mild incidence of Hypoglycemia, you are not only putting yourself at risk, you are putting others at risk.

The simple act of a spoonful of sugar, a Lifesaver mint or even carrying a small juice box is a necessity for persons that suffer from Hypoglycemia. Being aware of the symptoms and ways to prevent attacks are also responsible ways of dealing with Hypoglycemia.

By observing hypoglycemia signs and symptoms prevention of attacks of Hypoglycemia are relatively simple, a balanced diet, positive attitude, a good night sleep, regular blood testing and visits to your doctor will keep this condition at bay.


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