What are the symptoms of severe hypoglycemia?


It is important to remember that each person's body responds differently to various levels of blood sugar. In general, symptoms become more severe as blood sugar gets lower. The symptoms of severe hypoglycemia occur when blood sugar levels become dangerously low:

  • headache
  • feeling weak
  • fatigue
  • feeling dizzy
  • confusion
  • vision problems
  • difficulty talking
  • seizures
  • coma
If severe hypoglycemia is not treated, it can also result in death.

Continue Learning about Hypoglycemia


Hypoglycemia is when your body does not release glucose stored in your liver to raise your blood sugar. This is your body's main source of energy. The brain needs sugar to do its job properly. So signs that your blood sugar level ...

is too low can include dizziness, being easily confused, having blurred or double vision, and passing out. Hypoglycemia isn't a disease. It indicates another health problem, and is most often caused by side effects from diabetes medications. Other causes of hypoglycemia include kidney and liver illnesses, eating disorders and drinking a lot of alcohol without eating. Eating or drinking something with carbohydrates can help raise the blood sugar and stop the symptoms. You can also take glucose pills. If you pass out, it's important to get immediate medical treatment.

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