Your body’s primary energy source comes from glucose, a simple sugar found in your bloodstream. A normal range of blood glucose is between 70 to 110 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). If you have an abnormally low level of glucose, you will experience hypoglycemia. There are many potential reasons why this can occur and treatment may differ depending on the cause.
Hypoglycemia occurs if your blood glucose level drops below 70 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). It is often associated with diabetes, but in some cases, hypoglycemia can happen in people without diabetes. Like a fever, hypoglycemia is not the disease, but an indicator of a deeper health issue. It can be seen as a side effect of many different medications. It can also be seen in uncommon metabolic disorders, or in newborn infants who aren’t feeling well.
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