|Demonstration Chart Of Hypoglycemia|
Hypoglycemia or hypoglycæmia is the medical term for a state produced by a lower
than normal level of blood glucose.The term literally means "under-sweet
blood" (Gr. hypo-, glykys, haima).
Hypoglycemia can produce a variety of symptoms and effects but the principal
problems arise from an inadequate supply of glucose as fuel to the brain,
resulting in impairment of function (neuroglycopenia).
Effects can range from
vaguely "feeling bad" to seizures, unconsciousness, and (rarely) permanent brain
damage or death.