Johns Hopkins Diabetes GuideManagementGeneral Principles

Hypoglycemia: Nocturnal

Clare J. Lee, M.D., Ari S. Eckman, M.D.
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DEFINITION

  • Low blood sugar (≤70 mg/dL,[3.9mmol/l]) during sleep hours
  • Suspected if symptoms occur but low blood glucose not documented, definite if symptoms occur and low blood glucose documented, severe if assistance of another person is needed.

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Last updated: June 1, 2016