• Alternative Names

    Insulin shock; Low blood sugar


    Symptoms you may have when your blood sugar gets too low include:

    • Cold sweats
    • Convulsions
    • Double vision or blurry vision
    • Fast or pounding heartbeat
    • General discomfort, uneasiness, or ill feeling (malaise)
    • Headache
    • Hunger
    • Irritability (possible aggression)
    • Nervousness
    • Shaking or trembling
    • Sleeping difficulty
    • Tingling or numbness of the skin
    • Tiredness or weakness
    • Unclear thinking

    Sometimes your blood sugar may be too low, even if you do not have symptoms. If your blood sugar gets too low, you may:

    • Faint
    • Have a seizure
    • Go into a coma

    Other symptoms that may occur with this disease:

    • Decreased alertness
    • Different size pupils
    • Dizziness
    • Hallucinations
    • Memory loss
    • Muscle pain
    • Paleness

    Signs and tests

    Home monitoring of blood sugar will show readings lower than 70 mg/dL.

    Serum glucose test will be low.