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Hypoglycemia Symptoms

It is important for all individuals, not only diabetics, to know the symptoms of Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. This condition will vary between people and with the severity of the glucose level fluctuation, but can produce Epinephrine secretion which, in mild conditions, results in dryness of the mouth and dizziness, sometimes combined with feeling faint. Moderate hypoglycemia results in neurological symptoms that are caused by disruption normal brain functioning. In instances of severe, the sufferer experiences the disorientation seen with moderate hypoglycermia to the extent that medical intervention is required and severe hypoglycemia can progress to the individual undergoing loss of consciousness and coma. Hypoglycemia can be diagnosed by a finger stick blood test that confirms that the blood glucose level is less than 60 mg/dl (3.3mMol/dl), in conjunction with the physical symptoms.

Mild Hypoglycemia

Pale and Clammy Skin

Rapid Heart Rate

Weakness and or Trembling

Abnormal sensations of the skin

Awareness of the heart beating




Anxiety or panic

Moderate Hypoglycemia

Lack of coordination

Slurred speech

Blurred vision

Confusion and unable to make rational decisions

Extreme fatigue


Severe Hypoglycemia

Inability to wake from sleep


Automatic seeming behavior

Loss of consciousness

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