Hypoglycemia is the term for low blood glucose (sugar). Glucose is produced from the food you eat and from the liver that stores a form of glucose, called glycogen, and is the “fuel” that your brain and body need to function properly. Hypoglycemia can be mild, moderate, or severe. If your blood glucose drops below normal (between 70 and 99 mg/dL), you may experience a variety of symptoms. If you are living with diabetes, there are steps you can take to avoid hypoglycemic events.
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