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There are various symptoms and indication of people who have low blood sugar. The symptoms can range from mild to severe, depending on how low your levels are.

The normal range of blood sugar levels is usually between 70-110mg/dl, depending on whether you are fasting or just eaten a meal.

Hypoglycemia is the term given to people who have low blood sugar, this normally happens when your levels drop below 65 mg/dl. The symptoms range from nausea, hunger to nervousness. If you have marginally low blood sugar then symptoms like the following can also occur:

-Sweating
-Palpitations
-Numbness and trembling of fingers and lips.

More severe cases of low blood sugar occurs when your levels drop below 50 mg/dl but is above 30 mg/dl, indicating moderate Hypoglycemia. Listed below are some symptoms when your sugar is in the above range:

-Mood changes
-Fatigue, nausea, tiredness and a drowsy feeling
-Blurred vision
-Some people also suffer from a feeling of being lost and a tendency to forget things.
-Speech and walking problems are also associated within this range.

The most severe cases occurs when your levels drop below 30 mg/dl, this is the most severe and dangerous form of Hypoglycemia. Usually immediate medical attention and hospitalization is advised as it can prove to be fatal. If not attended to quickly the person can go into coma and can cause severe and often un-revresible damage to the heart and brain.

Certain beta-blockers can temporarily elevate your blood sugar levels, but if the problem occurs at frequent intervals then you need to visit your doctor to diagnose yourself with the level and severity of your problem. In ability to do this can cause long term damage to your nervous system. Certain immediate symptoms of falling sugar levels are rapid heartbeats, sweating and trembling.

Be aware of the symptoms listed above to get yourself checked at an early stage, especially if you had a history of low blood sugar. Quick diagnosis and treatment can often help in getting your problem's corrected at an early stage, before it can become worse.

In the end it should be also pointed out that some of the symptoms may be associated with other health problems. The best way to detect your actual problem is to do a blood sugar test, as recommended by your doctor.

Quick Tip #1

Recent research has suggested that caffeine may be responsible of elevating blood sugar levels, especially after meals. Please consult your doctor on what you can have and what you cannot.



Quick Tip #2

People who have type 2 diabetes should get involved in an exercise regimen. Exercising has also been know to help diabetic patients get rid of there medications.

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