Definition: What is Hypoglycemia?

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According to 2017 statistics, 19 to 44% of women suffer from hypoglycemia while pregnant.

So what is hypoglycemia?

Unlike hyperglycemia, this type of women’s diabetes causes low blood sugar levels. It often occurs during pregnancy, also known as gestational diabetes, or shows signs in non-pregnant women as well.

If you have hypoglycemia, your blood sugar may drop below 70mg/dL. Your doctor would usually monitor you but it pays to know about the various symptoms of diabetes in pregnancy.

Some signs of hypoglycemia are sweating profusely, dizziness, shortness of breath, extreme hunger pangs, and nausea. 

If not treated properly on time, hypoglycemia can even lead to death. Therefore, look out for the symptoms of low blood sugar and seek immediate help in an emergency.


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