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Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia)

Hypoglycemia is a blood glucose (blood sugar) level below normal.  Sometimes it is called low blood sugar or insulin reaction. 

A person with diabetes taking insulin is at risk for hypoglycemia, usually when the blood glucose is less than 70 mg / dL. Check with your healthcare provider or diabetes educator for specific guidelines.

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Common Causes of Hypoglycemia

Signs and Symptoms of Hypoglycemia

Treatment for Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia Emergency

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Last Updated: 04/2012