Hypoglycemia
(Low Blood Sugar) Topic Guide

Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar) Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar):

Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is caused by overmedication, use of certain medications, use of alcohol, missed meals, kidney or liver infection, and more. Common symptoms of hypoglycemia include:

Treatment of hypoglycemia in a person with diabetes is glucose (sugar). If the cause is another disease or condition, treatment will depend on the cause of the hypoglycemia.

Must Read Articles:

Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar) Topic Guide - Visuals

Slideshows, Pictures, Images, and Quizzes:

Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

repaglinide (oral) Repaglinide (oral)

Repaglinide is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. This medicine is not for trea...

learn more »

glucagon Glucagon

Glucagon is a hormone that increases blood sugar levels. It also slows involuntary muscle movements of the stomach and intestines that aid in digestion...learn more »

glyburide Glyburide

Glyburide is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Glyburide is not for treating t...

learn more »

diazoxide (oral) Diazoxide (oral)

Diazoxide raises blood sugar by slowing the release of insulin from the pancreas...learn more »