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Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) means that the level of sugar (glucose) in your blood has dropped below what your body needs to function normally. When your blood sugar level drops below 70 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), you will usually have symptoms of low blood sugar, which can develop quickly.
Check your blood sugar level often after you have taken steps to raise it to make sure your level returns to and remains normal. A low blood sugar level may soon recur, even though it has been treated. For example, the long-acting insulin can continue to reduce blood sugar levels for up to 36 hours after an episode of low blood sugar. Home blood sugar testing will help you identify a low blood sugar level.
If your episodes of low blood sugar levels are occurring more frequently, a visit to your doctor is needed.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine|
|Last Revised||April 25, 2012|
Last Revised: April 25, 2012
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