Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycaemia) Symptoms & Signs

Glucose, or blood sugar, is the cells’ primary energy source. Glucose can be obtained by eating. Some food like honey, dried and fresh fruits, molasses, and sweet corn are naturally rich in pure glucose. After digesting the food, glucose is absorbed in the bloodstream and transported to different cells in the body. The pancreas will then release insulin, a hormone that aids in glucose absorption so that the cells can use it for energy. The excess glucose will be stored in the liver and muscles or turned into fats for later use.

Usually, the process functions perfectly. However, there are cases when blood sugar level shoots up and down. For instance, a diabetic person has abnormally high glucose levels and needs immediate medical attention—same with people experiencing low blood sugar levels. Hypoglycemia is a medical condition that happens when glucose or blood sugar level drops too low (below 70mg/dL).  

Hypoglycemia usually happens to people who are taking insulin medication. However, people who are skipping meals, menstruating, moving around too much, or following a strict diet can also suffer from a sudden drop in glucose levels. In these cases, immediate medical attention is needed to prevent more complications.

This article will take a closer look at hypoglycemia’s symptoms or warning signs.