Dealing with hypoglycemia Dealing with hypoglycemia

Dealing with hypoglycemia

Before 1 September, 2017 Isabel Vallejo


Hypoglycemia can occur without warning. Generally, it is a mild condition and can be treated quickly and easily by eating or drinking a small portion of a food that is high in glucose.

If hypoglycemia (low blood-sugar) is not treated, it can become aggravated and cause confusion, dizziness or fainting. In serious cases it can cause seizures, comas and even death. According to the webpage MedlinePlus, hypoglycemia is not very common in adults or children over age 10, with the exception of it being a side effect of diabetes treatment. It can also be caused by other medications or diseases, hormone or enzyme efficiencies, or tumors. Related article.

Some symptoms include:

  •       Hunger
  •       Shakiness
  •       Nervousness
  •       Perspiration
  •       Dizziness or fainting
  •       Drowsiness
  •       Confusion
  •       Difficulty speaking
  •       Feeling anxious
  •       Weakness

Carbohydrates is where most glucose is found. Some foods that are rich in this nutrient are rice, potatoes, bread, tortillas, grains, milk, fruits and desserts.