Low blood sugar symptoms

Maintaining normal blood sugar levels is critical for one’s health. Every cell in the body needs glucose for energy production. Having too much blood sugar circulating through your system can lead to the development of a disease called diabetes and damage to internal organs. People who have problems with low blood sugar levels are said to be hypoglycemic. A person can have low blood sugar symptoms and not be aware that they have hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia is often undiagnosed because the individual does not recognize that the way they are feeling is indicative of low blood sugar symptoms and do not go to the doctor for a proper diagnosis.

If you experience low blood sugar symptoms it is very important to have your low blood sugar symptoms checked out and treated before this health condition becomes severe. If a person has extremely low blood glucose it can result in unconsciousness and even death. If hypoglycemia is left untreated it can eventually develop into diabetes because of adrenal gland failure and the reduction of insulin production by the pancreas. Low blood sugar symptoms are directly diet related. What you eat now can affect how you feel in just a few hours. People who have hypoglycemia are sensitive to insulin levels in the blood and can quickly develop low blood sugar after eating certain foods. Low blood sugar symptoms are commonly characterized as irrational behavior, nervousness, emotional instability, mental confusion, depression and feelings of intense anger etc.

People who are experiencing low blood sugar symptoms can feel fatigued by midmorning if they eat a breakfast full of sugary foods. A lunch that is eaten that is full of simple carbohydrates can also result in low blood sugar symptoms by mid afternoon. The reason is that eating foods that contain white sugar, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup or refined carbohydrates can cause your sugar levels spike and then suddenly drop if you have hypoglycemia. The sudden drop in blood sugar levels is due to the fact that your pancreas releases too much insulin to counteract sudden high blood sugar levels that occur from eating foods that are refined. Blood sugars suddenly plunge below normal because of the release of insulin from the over reactive pancreas. People who have diabetes and take insulin can experience the same symptoms when they inject themselves with insulin. It is very important for the diabetic to be aware of low blood sugar symptoms as well as be monitoring their blood for high blood sugar levels at the same time. The resulting drop in blood sugar levels because of too much insulin can cause the following symptoms:

  • Anxiety attacks
  • Mental Confusion
  • Unexplained Depression
  • Disorientation
  • Sudden Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Forgetfulness
  • Headaches
  • Heavy perspiration
  • Sudden feelings of Hunger
  • Mood fluctuations, crying jags or fits of anger
  • Muscle pain, cramps
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness, shaky hands, jumpiness
  • Pale ash color skin
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Trembling
  • Tingling in hands and feet
  • Unconsciousness, fainting
  • Weakness

No all experts agree on why the pancreas can over react and release too much insulin. Many do agree that a diet filled with too many simple carbohydrates causes a rapid rise in blood sugar levels when foods like this is eaten which leads them to believe the pancreas over reacts with the release of too much insulin to counter act the sudden high glucose levels. If you are a person who notices that when you eaten sugary foods or refined foods and a few hours later begin to experience the above symptoms you should go to your medical doctor immediately for a thorough medical exam.

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Last updated on Jun 19th, 2010 and filed under Diabetes Mellitus. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

1 Response for “Low blood sugar symptoms”

  1. George says:

    Having blood sugar problem wasn’t an easy task to manage but it’s not impossible to cure. With a lot of information we can found online like this one, I am sure having blood sugar can be easier to be taken care of. Thank you for providing us with very informative article.

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