Hypoglycaemia (low Blood Sugar) is sometimes misdiagnosed as Glucagon Deficiency

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Glucagon Deficiency, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Hypoglycaemia (low Blood Sugar).

Untreated hypoglycaemia can result in seizures or loss of consciousness. Treatment is usually through consuming sugar and then testing blood levels around 15 minutes after consumption. If levels are still low, the same steps are repeated. Diagnosis is made by testing blood sugar levels.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Trouble thinking clearly or concentrating, loss of consciousness, seizure, coma, pale skin, unexplained fatigue, hunger, shaking, sweating, dizziness, rapid heartbeat, mood changes, irritability or anxiety, headache, insomnia, skin tingling, blurry vision

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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