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Sugar (Glucose) is one of the energy sourcesĀ (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.

Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar) in People Without Diabetes – Symptoms

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.

Mild hypoglycemia

Symptoms of mild low blood sugar usually develop when blood sugar falls below 70 mg/dL and may include:

  • Nausea.
  • Extreme hunger.
  • Feeling nervous or jittery.
  • Cold, clammy, wet skin and/or excessive sweating not caused by exercise.
  • A rapid heartbeat (tachycardia).
  • Numbness or tingling of the fingertips or lips.
  • Trembling.
  • Shoulder and lower neck pain
  • Recurrent headaches
  • Fatigue

Moderate hypoglycemia

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:

  • Mood changes, such as irritability, anxiety, restlessness, or anger.
  • Confusion, difficulty in thinking, or inability to concentrate.
  • Blurred vision, dizziness, or headache.
  • Weakness, lack of energy.
  • Poor coordination.
  • Difficulty walking or talking, such as staggering or slurred speech.
  • Fatigue, lethargy, or drowsiness.
  • Shoulder and lower neck pain
  • Recurrent headaches

Severe hypoglycemia

The symptoms of severe low blood sugar develop when blood sugar falls below 35-40 mg/dL and may include:

  • Seizures or convulsions.
  • Loss of consciousness, coma.
  • Low body temperature (hypothermia).
  • Shoulder and lower neck pain
  • Severe recurrent headaches


How we approach the problem many ways to improve your better health:

  • We help you choose foods to control you blood sugar and fix underlying causes of the desire to eat the wrong foods that lead to low blood sugar.
  • We treat the fatigue associated with low blood sugar.
  • We correct subluxations to improve nervous system function, reduces headaches, and improve pancreas function.
  • We find the correct nutrition to balance the blood sugar.
  • Dr. Snider has been helping people with this problem since 1983, and few health care offices understand the complexity of this condition like we do.