Lack of growth hormone, lack of cortisol, or lack of both
can cause a body's blood sugar level to be low.
With a poorly functioning pituitary gland, theses two
hormones might be low, causing a person to have low blood sugar.
The sugar in the blood is needed to supply energy to the body.
If sugar level is low a person might feel tired, pale, sweaty,
confused, be unable to think, to use their muscles well, or have
a very fast heart beat. If the blood sugar is very low the person
might pass out, become unconscious or have a seizure (fit).
If low blood sugar levels are suspected, a blood test can be done when the person is feeling badly to tell if the blood sugar is low. You might be taught how to measure the blood sugar level in your child. This is done by getting a small amount of blood from your child's finger and testing it with a special blood sugar meter. If the blood sugar level is low, the endocrinologist might recommend hormone treatments and/or frequent feedings to control the blood sugar level. Low blood sugar can usually be controlled with proper treatment.