Roberta Ruggiero 

Ms. Ruggiero is founder and president of the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, Inc., and author of The Do’s and Don’ts of Hypoglycemia: An Everyday Guide to Low Blood Sugar, which was acclaimed by the American Library Association as “one of best lay medical books in public libraries.” Having overcome ten years of illness–during which she saw dozens of doctors, endured countless medical tests, took thousands of pills and even underwent electric shock therapy–she understands the plight of the hypoglycemic firsthand. In her book, she shares with you her own personal experience and the knowledge she’s gained about this baffling disorder.

“Overcoming a chronic and debilitating metabolic disorder compounded by devastating medical malfeasance, Roberta Ruggiero managed to raise a family, AND become a nationally respected self-taught expert, author, and nonprofit leader – serving people with reactive / functional hypoglycemia who were not getting adequate diagnosis and treatment from the healthcare community. For over 40 years, at great personal expense, she has provided advocacy and peer support to thousands of confused and frustrated people from all over the world suffering from being on the blood sugar roller coaster. During my lifetime of service in the nonprofit sector, I have rarely witnessed such an effective advocate with seemingly endless stamina, intelligence, and compassion for serving others.”
– Wolfram Alderson, MS CEO Hypoglycemia Support Foundation

In 1980, Ms. Ruggiero established The Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, Inc., to inform, support and encourage hypoglycemics and the public about this too often misunderstood and misdiagnosed disease. This organization has enabled her to show how poor nutritional habits and severe nutritional deficiencies affect one’s emotional and physical health.

A frequent guest on radio and television and a well-known speaker, Roberta has also brought her message to the international, corporate, medical and educational communities. Roberta is particularly concerned with children who have hypoglycemia. Ms. Ruggiero is also dedicated to educating the public on the correlation between hypoglycemia and alcoholism. Roberta is preparing to relaunch an updated website at – the leading website on hypoglycemia that is centered upon patient perspectives. 

If you are interested in securing Roberta as a speaker, please email her by clicking here.


About The Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, Inc.

The Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation founded in 1980 to increase awareness of the causes, effects and latest treatment of reactive hypoglycemia (also known as low blood sugar) and to show how poor diet and nutritional deficiencies affect one’s emotional and physical health at home, work and in personal relationships. The HSF was founded by Roberta Ruggiero, a hypoglycemic who was misdiagnosed for 10 years. Finally, a Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) identified hypoglycemia, and a simple diet change managed her symptoms and turned her life around! She now inspires and gives hope to hypoglycemics around the world through her organization and book, The Do’s and Don’ts of Hypoglycemia: An Everyday Guide to Low Blood Sugar. The HSF offers education through their website,