Take the Hypoglycemia Quiz

This quiz is from the Hypoglycemia Foundation’s website. Please answer the questions honestly. For each symptom listed, click ‘Never’ If you don’t have it at all, ‘Rarely’ if you have this symptom mildly, ‘Sometimes’ if moderate, and ‘Often’ if severe. If you do not have the symptom, leave it blank.

The accuracy of this questionnaire depends upon complete honesty and serious objective thought in answering the questions. (Many of these symptoms may be related to other health problems.)

  Never Rarely Sometimes Often
Abnormal craving for sweets?
Afternoon headaches?
Allergies (tendency to asthma, hay fever, skin rash, etc.)
Awaken after a few hours sleep/difficulty getting back to sleep?
Aware of breathing heavily?
Bad dreams?
Blurred vision?
Brown spots or bronzing of skin?
"Butterfly stomach," cramps?
  Never Rarely Sometimes Often
Can't make decisions easily?
Can't start in morning before coffee?
Can't work under pressure?
Chronic fatigue?
Chronic nervous exhaustion?
Convulsions?
Crave candy or coffee in afternoons?
Cry easily for no apparent reason?
Depressed?
Dizziness, giddiness or light-headedness?
  Never Rarely Sometimes Often
Drink more than 3 cups of coffee or cola a day?
Get hungry or feel faint unless eat frequently?
Eat when nervous?
Feel faint if meal is delayed?
Fatigue relieved by eating?
Fearful?
Get "shaky" if hungry?
Hallucinations?
Hand tremor (or trembles)?
Heart palpitates (beats fast) if meals missed or delayed?
  Never Rarely Sometimes Often
Highly emotional?
Nibble between meals because of hunger?
Insomnia?
Inward trembling, feels better after meals?
Irritable before meals?
Lack of energy?
Moods of depression, "blues" or melancholy?
Poor memory or ability to concentrate?
Reduced initiative?
Sleepy after meals?
  Never Rarely Sometimes Often
Sleepy during the day?
Weakness, dizziness?
Worrier, feel insecure?
Symptoms come before breakfast?



A total score of less than 20 is within normal limits. A higher score is evidence of hypoglycemia and would indicate further testing.