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How is hypoglycemia diagnosed?
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine
In brief: Blood sugar level
Hypoglycemia is diagnosed by measuring the level of blood glucose.
A reading below 70 is considered to be hypoglycemia. Usually the blood glucose is drawn after the patient fasts 8 to 10 hours. If a patient is experiencing symptoms suspicious of hypoglycemia, the blood is drawn at the time of symptoms also. Hypoglycemia is caused by an excess of insulin-either natural of injected.

In brief: Blood sugar level
Hypoglycemia is diagnosed by measuring the level of blood glucose.
A reading below 70 is considered to be hypoglycemia. Usually the blood glucose is drawn after the patient fasts 8 to 10 hours. If a patient is experiencing symptoms suspicious of hypoglycemia, the blood is drawn at the time of symptoms also. Hypoglycemia is caused by an excess of insulin-either natural of injected.
Dr. Donald Colantino
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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine
In brief: Good question
The symptoms are perspiration, pallor, weakness and confusion. The most common cause is over-medication with Insulin or diabetes pills. If the person with hypoglycemia is not on one of those medications, a stay in the hospital with fasting glucose and Insulin measurements may be needed to find the cause.

In brief: Good question
The symptoms are perspiration, pallor, weakness and confusion. The most common cause is over-medication with Insulin or diabetes pills. If the person with hypoglycemia is not on one of those medications, a stay in the hospital with fasting glucose and Insulin measurements may be needed to find the cause.
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