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How is hypoglycemia related to type 1 diabetes?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Hypoglycemia-or low blood sugar-is a common complication of type 1 diabetes. It's caused when there are elevated levels of insulin and insufficient levels of glucose in the blood. Symptoms can vary from minor (anxiety-sweatiness-nervousness-shaking) to more serious (loss of control of bodily movement-sleepiness-impaired speech). If you have type 1 diabetes-you should be aware of these types of symptoms and know what to do when they occur.

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