Why Does My Blood Sugar Level Drop Suddenly?
Answered by: Dr Irwin Ziment | Professor of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA Q: I am 51 years old. Presently I have hypertension which is under control on medication. I take Concor-5 mg once a day. My parents were both diabetic and had IHD. My wife is a practicing paediatrician. We have two children. I have been undergoing regular reviews and get my blood sugar, Hb1Ac, lipid profile etc. done once a year. I also undergo cardiac evaluation subsequently. Every thing so far is under control except for mild LVH. The problem I am facing is that my blood sugar suddenly drops and I start sweating. My limbs go weak and tremble mildly. The blood sugar checked during such episodes revealed a figure of 65 to 75. This is despite a proper food intake. I get relieved on taking a sweet or in about 45 minutes. If my blood sugar levels are OK and I am not diabetic, then why does this happen? Incidentally, an abdominal ultra sound scan reveals everything, in particular, the pancreas to be normal. A:A symptomatic decrease in blood sugar in the absence of a medical explanation (e.g. overuse of injected insulin) may be functional hypoglycaemia. Studies have shown that this an Continue reading >>