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A 25-year-old member asked:

Does type 2 diabetes mean you have high or low blood sugar?

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Family Medicine 16 years experience
High: Type 2 is associated with Insulin resistance where your body is have trouble removing glucose out of your blood stream. Sort of a like trying to get into a house that's locked. This eventually leads to elevated blood glucose.
Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 46 years experience
High: High. The word diabetes mellitus means you have diabetes. The types depend on whether your were born without the ability to produce Insulin or use Insulin your do produce (type 1) or whether you developed the ability to produce enough insulin, or you developed a resistance to Insulin effects (and became intolerant to carbohydrates) some time later in life (type ii).

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What do you do when you have type 2 diabetes and you have low blood sugar levels?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Triad adjustment: #1 adjust eating intervals with the proper diet. #2 adjust exercise regimens to fuel during or after. #3 adjust medication dosages and types(oral agents or insulin) talk to your md about the low blood sugar levels and the above to make the necessary adjustments.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me is low blood sugar a type of diabetes?

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Low blood sugar,: Often presages diabetes by 5-10 years.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What can be done if you have type 2 diabetes and your blood sugar is over 300?

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Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Blood Sugar over 300: It is definitely time to get serious about your diabetes! You need to work closely with your doctor to make sure you are on the right medications. At the same time, I recommend you work with a nutritionist to eat a very low carb diet, and you need to start exercising with at least a brisk walk for 22 minutes a day or more. Start today. Diabetes Type 2 is a lifestyle disease. Change lifestyle
A 42-year-old member asked:

Could it be possible for low blood sugar to become diabetes?

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Symptoms: Symptoms similar to hypoglycemia might be expirienced by type 2 diabetics prior to diagnosis for 2 reasons: a quick fluctuation from high to not so high blood sugar may give sucn symptoms and second you might be producing a lot of Insulin already but not be completly resistant to it and have occacional real low blood sugars.

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