Sugar (Glucose) is one of the energy sources (like gasoline for your car) that the body needs to function. High blood sugar leads to diabetes. Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) leads to many symptoms because the body does not have enough energy to work at its maximum potential.
The symptoms of hypoglycemia may vary from episode to episode because low blood sugar can be mild, moderate, or severe. Increasingly severe symptoms appear as the blood sugar level falls.
In healthy people, fasting blood sugar levels are usually between 70 and 99 mg/dL. Blood sugar is regulated by the pancreas.
Symptoms of mild low blood sugar usually develop when blood sugar falls below 70 mg/dL and may include:
If blood sugar continues to fall, the nervous system will be affected. Symptoms usually develop when the blood sugar falls below 55 mg/dL and may include:
The symptoms of severe low blood sugar develop when blood sugar falls below 35-40 mg/dL and may include:
How we approach the problem many ways to improve your better health: