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.

Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia) Topic Guide - Visuals

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

Medications:

repaglinide (oral) Repaglinide (oral)

Repaglinide is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. This medication lowers blood sugar by causing the pancreas to produce insulin...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 an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels...learn more »

diazoxide (oral) Diazoxide (oral)

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

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