I’ve often had symptoms of hypoglycemia, even though I don’t have T1 or T2. I
This study is really interesting to me for that reason. IT’s a small one. HEre’s an excerpt in case you can’t access Medscape:
The new study evaluated just eight patients — all young women who reported symptoms such as shakiness, dizziness, headache, and irritability that they attributed to low blood glucose — and had no control group, so it’s far from conclusive.
However, while wearing a blinded CGM for a week, all participants experienced glucose values below 70 mg/dL, and in half values actually dropped below 54 mg/dL, correlating with reported symptoms.
In 2017, the 54 mg/dL cutoff for hypoglycemia was chosen for reporting in clinical trials by the International Hypoglycemia Study Group both because it presents “immediate and long-term danger to the individual” and because, that group said, values below 54 mg/dL “do not occur under physiological conditions in nondiabetic individuals,” Mongraw-Chaffin and colleagues note.