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Hypoglycemia


Synonyms of Hypoglycemia
  • Exogenous Hypoglycemia
  • Factitious Hypoglycemia
  • Fasting Hypoglycemia
  • Iatrogenic Hypoglycemia
  • Infantile Hypoglycemia
  • Low Blood Sugar
  • Neonatal Hypoglycemia
  • Reactive Functional Hypoglycemia
  • Reactive Hypoglycemia, Secondary to Mild Diabetes
  • Spontaneous Hypoglycemia
  • Tachyalimentation Hypoglycemia

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Hypoglycemia is a common condition characterized by an abnormally low blood sugar (glucose) level. Glucose is an important fuel for the body. A low level of glucose in the blood (hypoglycemia) produces symptoms such as tiredness, weakness, shakiness, paleness, confusion and dizziness.

    In many cases, hypoglycemia occurs as a complication of diabetes treatment. As a result, it is important for people with diabetes to learn to recognize the symptoms of hypoglycemia and know what to do when those symptoms occur.

    Insulin is the hormone produced in the pancreas that regulates the metabolism of sugar. Since hypoglycemia may be an indication that there is too much insulin in the blood, the condition is sometimes called an insulin reaction.

    Occasionally, hypoglycemia may indicate the presence of underlying disease, including inherited metabolic disorders. It may also occur as a result taking certain medications, including some that are not for diabetes.

    Organizations related to Hypoglycemia
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • Madisons Foundation
      PO Box 241956
      Los Angeles CA 90024
      Phone #: 310-264-0826
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
    • NIH/National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
      2 Information Way
      Bethesda MD 20892-3570
      Phone #: 301-654-3810
      800 #: 800-891-5389
      e-mail: nddic@info.niddk.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niddk.nih.gov
    • NIH/National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive & Kidney Diseases
      Endocrine Diseases Metabolic Diseases Branch
      Bethesda MD 20892-3570
      Phone #: 301-654-3810
      800 #: --
      e-mail: NDDIC@info.niddk.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niddk.nih.gov



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