An abnormally low level of sugar in the blood, most commonly caused by excessive doses of insulin in people with diabetes or by excessive ingestion of alcohol or certain other drugs. It can cause weakness, dizziness, disorientation, and, if prolonged, permanent brain damage.
An abnormally low level of glucose in the blood.
An abnormally low concentration of sugar in the blood.
To prevent hypoglycemia, progressively work up to strenuous activity.
Make sure that she always carries something sugary to treat hypoglycemia.
When her blood glucose is below her target range, she is probably experiencing hypoglycemia.
Regular home testing of blood sugar levels is also important to make sure that the treatment is working effectively and to avoid a diabetic emergency such as hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) or hyperglycemia (high blood sugar).
In documented hypoglycemia, blood glucose tests are used along with measurements of insulin and C-peptide (a fragment of proinsulin) to differentiate between fasting and postprandial (after a meal) causes.