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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.

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1. 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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