What is hypoglycemia?
Hypoglycemia is low blood sugar. The Latin word “hypo” means “below.” When your blood glucose levels drop, your body can no longer function normally and experiences a range of symptoms. The symptoms may be mild or very intense and even life-threatening.
Everybody is different, so your normal blood sugar level may be slightly different from someone else’s. Generally, however, if your blood sugar is lower than 70 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), then your body is hypoglycemic.