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What Can Make Your Blood Sugar Low

According to Healthline, low blood sugar, also known as hypoglycemia, occurs when the level of glucose in the blood drops below normal. There are several factors that can cause low blood sugar, :

Skipping meals or not eating enough food

 When you skip meals or eat too little, your body doesn’t have enough glucose to keep your blood sugar levels stable.

Exercising too much without eating enough

 Intense physical activity can cause your blood sugar levels to drop, especially if you haven’t eaten enough carbohydrates beforehand.

Drinking alcohol

Alcohol can interfere with the liver’s ability to release glucose into the bloodstream, leading to low blood sugar.

Taking too much insulin or diabetes medication

If you take too much insulin or diabetes medication, it can cause your blood sugar levels to drop too low.

Medical conditions

Certain medical conditions, such as liver disease, kidney disease, and pancreatic tumors, can cause low blood sugar.

Symptoms of low blood sugar include shakiness, confusion, sweating, anxiety, weakness, and fatigue. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to eat or drink something with sugar to raise your blood sugar levels. If left untreated, low blood sugar can lead to seizures, unconsciousness, and even death.

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