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sugar (hypoglycemia) occurs when the sugar (glucose) level in the blood drops
below what the body needs to function normally. Some pills for diabetes can
cause low blood sugar.
Even mild low blood sugar can affect the way you think and respond to things around you. And mild low blood sugar can quickly drop to a more dangerous level.
are some ways you can manage low blood sugar.
Treat low blood sugar levels as soon as you (or someone else) notice the
Other Works Consulted
American Diabetes Association (2014). Standards of medical care in diabetes—2014. Diabetes Care, 37(Suppl 1): S14–S80. DOI: 10.2337/dc14-S014. Accessed January 7, 2014.
Current as of:
June 4, 2014
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & David C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
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