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Symptoms

Hypoglycemia can cause:

  • Symptoms related to the brain "starving" for sugar Headache, dizziness, blurred vision, difficulty concentrating, poor coordination, confusion, weakness or fainting, tingling sensations in the lips or hands, confused speech, abnormal behavior, convulsions, loss of consciousness, coma

  • Symptoms related to the release of epinephrine and norepinephrine Sweating, tremors (feeling shaky), rapid heartbeat, anxiety, hunger

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