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Is it true you can be hypoglycemic and not be a diabetic?

Is it true you can be hypoglycemic and not be a diabetic?

Yes and no: . You would need to take a drug that CAUSES hypoglycemia (insulin is the best example, although there is a category of pills that can also do it). There are extremely rare insulin-secreting pancreatic tumors that can cause hypoglycemia (and other even rarer tumors). But metabolically normal people can't get severe hypoglycemia. To your health! ...Read more

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How can I have reactive hypoglycemia and not be diabetic or not even pre diabetic?

How can I have reactive hypoglycemia and not be diabetic or not even pre diabetic?

In a number of ways: B"sd not uncommon situation - pre-diabetes can only be defined in retrospect i.e. if you get diabetes! States of insulin resistance such as PCOS may present with reactive hypoglycemia and rarely so can an insulinoma. As an endocrinologist will request a battery of tests to be done DURING hypoglycemia. Timing that can be very challenging. ...Read more

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What should you do if a person with diabetes may have developed diabetes ketoacidosis(dka)?

What should you do if a person with diabetes may have developed diabetes ketoacidosis(dka)?

Hospital: This is a medical emergency. Please notify the patient's doctor; the patient needs a hospital asap with dka. ...Read more

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Can a type 2 diabetic have a hypoglycemic episode if they are not on any diabetic medication. Only controlling by diet and exercise?

Can a type 2 diabetic have a hypoglycemic episode if they are not on any diabetic medication. Only controlling by diet and exercise?

Resoundingly yes: B"sd very commonly, in fact the most common cause of hypoglycemia is "reactive" or post eating hypoglycemia and is a classice occurence in patients with dm2 or prediabetes. It is felt to occur because of rapid rise of blood sugar with eating but delayed release of insulin that then results in hypoglycemia since the food is gone. Glad to discuss in detail. Lifestyle only likely not best for you ...Read more

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Can a person be considered overweight and not have any health problems?

Can a person be considered overweight and not have any health problems?

Yes, but...: Yes, and if you are overweight and there is no evidence of hypertension, Insulin resistance (high blood sugar), lipid (cholesterol and triglyceride) abnormality, breathing abnormality or joint complications then perhaps the extra weight is not so bad. However, obesity breeds problems, so it merits close monitoring. ...Read more

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How often do you have to have hypoglycemia attacks to be considered hypoglycemic?

How often do you have to have hypoglycemia attacks to be considered hypoglycemic?

One: Hypoglycemia is based on blood sugar below 80 and associated with symptoms (dizziness, agitation, shakiness, sweating, irritability, passing out, or death). Male tends to get syptom sooner than female. The key is alway the symptoms, you could have bs of 69 feel okay. You could have bs of 89 (normal) and have mild symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a person be hypoglycemic with a negative diabetes test?

Can a person be hypoglycemic with a negative diabetes test?

Yes: Typically get low sugars 4-6 hours after eating, up to 20 years before get overt diabetes resolves in most by avoiding simple sugars. ...Read more

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What should a person have instead of milk if they are a diabetic with osteoporosis?

What should a person have instead of milk if they are a diabetic with osteoporosis?

CALCIUM AND VIT D: You dont need to drink milk, as a source of calcium, you can take calcium with vit d and prescription meds if indicated. ...Read more

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Can someone who is diabetic get a pancreas transplant and be cured?

Can someone who is diabetic get a pancreas transplant and be cured?

Not completely: Pancreas transplant will replace the needed Insulin for the patient, but does not really cure the diabetes. One reason is the disease has been present for years-even decades-and has taken a toll on the blood vessels and other organs and tissues of the body. ...Read more

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Can a person be cured of diabetes?

Can a person be cured of diabetes?

No. Managed, no cure: At the moment, there is no cure for diabetes, not even bariatric surgery like they are spouting in the news. There is lots to be done to manage it, and people with type 2 dm can often go without meds, but it would still need to be managed with proper diet. Research continues to be done on cures and prevention. ...Read more

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Could it be too extreme to purchase a glucose meter if you have non-diabetic hypoglycemia?

Could it be too extreme to purchase a glucose meter if you have non-diabetic hypoglycemia?

Not extreme: I frequently have patients who are having symptoms of hypoglycemia check their sugar at home with a glucose meter when they are having symptoms. Most people find that their sugar is normal (over 70) when they are having symptoms, showing that their symptoms are not actually due to a low sugar. Keep in mind that these meters are not 100% accurate, if you get a low reading, repeat it again. ...Read more

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How often should a person with diabetes be checked for albuminuria?

How often should a person with diabetes be checked for albuminuria?

Depends: For uncontrolled blood glucose, albuminuria or mau is a marker for kidney damage. Really depends on the individual as frequency is based on blood glucose. ...Read more

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Can a person have nuerosyphilis and not know?

Can a person have nuerosyphilis and not know?

Of course: People used to become demented due to neurosyphilis without realizing they were infected. Common problems i see now are hearing loss or vision loss due to undiagnosed neurosyphilis. ...Read more

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Can there be complications with hepatitis a if I have diabetes?

Can there be complications with hepatitis a if I have diabetes?

Medication related: Some diabetic meds are metabolized or work in the liver. If the hepatitis a affects your liver function, then it's ability to process those medications will be altered. ...Read more

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Can a person still have a heart attack if they have low cholesterol?

Can a person still have a heart attack if they have low cholesterol?

Yes: Cholesterol is only one risk factor for having a myocardial infarction. It is certainly possible to have a myocardial infarction with having a relatively low cholesterol ...Read more

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What to do about hypoglycemia non diabetic person?

What to do about hypoglycemia non diabetic person?

See your primary doc: You will need some further workup by your primary care physician to determine how severe it is and what may be the cause. ...Read more

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Hypoglycemia non diabetic person, is this possible?

Hypoglycemia non diabetic person, is this possible?

Define: Hi. Please define hypoglycemia. If you're not taking diabetes drugs, true pathological hypoglycemia is vanishingly rare. Did you become confused, lose consciousness, have a seizure? If not, there is a popular self-diagnosis of "hypoglycemia" that isn't real. There are rare familial syndromes where pancreatic tumors can occur that cause pathologic hypoglycemia. See an endocrinologist if indicated. ...Read more

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What is the chance of a person with hypoglycemia getting diabetes?

What is the chance of a person with hypoglycemia getting diabetes?

Hypoglycemia/diabete: Some people who are hypoglycemic for no other reason, can go on some time in their life and become diabetics. ...Read more

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What type of foods should a non diabetic. Person with hypoglycemia eat?

See a dietician: After you see a reputable endocrinologist to find out why you have "hypoglycemia" if indeed you do have it. ...Read more

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As a person with hypoglycemia, how do I avoid developing diabetes? And what signs will occur if i begin to?

As a person with hypoglycemia, how do I avoid developing diabetes? And what signs will occur if i begin to?

Protein: You need to eat a balance amount of protein to carbs. The meditaranian diet follows this. 30%fat, 30% protein, 40% carbohydrates will decrease the Insulin demand on the pancrease (pancrelipase) and decrease the hypoglycemic response from hyperinsulinemia. Change in vision, thirst, frequent urination, change in the odor of your urin, fatigue and bloating are all symptoms of diabetes. ...Read more

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Is reactive hypoglycemia common in a young slim person? I keep geting symptoms of it but tested negative for diabetes

Is reactive hypoglycemia common in a young slim person? I keep geting symptoms of it but tested negative for diabetes

Thin pts report RH: There are many case reports & anecdotal evidence that reactive hypoglycemia (RH) can occur in someone who is slim (http://ehealthforum.com/health/skinny-people-with-reactive-hypoglycemia-t265917.html), but hard to say "common". It is usually diagnosed in teenagers or young adults, or after pts undergo bariatric surgery. It is a risk factor for diabetes but RH & diabetes rarely occur simultaneously ...Read more

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Can hypoglycemia be an early sign of pregnancy in a non diabetic person?

Can hypoglycemia be an early sign of pregnancy in a non diabetic person?

See your MD: Symptoms to watch for early on include a missed period, headaches, tender breasts, nausea and lower backaches. If you have been sexually active and are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Could a diabetic person experience hypoglycemia while sleeping without symptoms or impossible? I fear this thing to happen with my mom without knowing

Could a diabetic person experience hypoglycemia while sleeping without symptoms or impossible?
I fear this thing to happen with my mom without knowing

YES: Check blood sugars 3 times daily and at bedtime: if she awakens feeling weak , dizzy or sweating, immediately re-check her sugars. Anything less than 60mg% can be considered hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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How can I have reactive hypoglycemia and not be diabetic or not even pre diabetic?

In a number of ways: B"sd not uncommon situation - pre-diabetes can only be defined in retrospect i.e. if you get diabetes! States of insulin resistance such as PCOS may present with reactive hypoglycemia and rarely so can an insulinoma. As an endocrinologist will request a battery of tests to be done DURING hypoglycemia. Timing that can be very challenging. ...Read more

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Does hypoglycemia lead to diabetes?

Probably not: Diabetics are prone to experience episodes of hypoglycemia either due to medications or the somogyi effect. So it would be useful to check for diabetes if you have hypoglycemia. There is no good evidence to my knowledge that shows a causative role of hypoglycemia in the development of diabetes. More likely, an existing diabetic will get hypoglycemia, not the other way around. ...Read more

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Could hypoglycemia lead to diabetes?

Could hypoglycemia lead to diabetes?

Not usually: Gestational diabetes, obesity, family history of certain types of diabetes are stronger predictors of diabetes later on than episodes of low blood sugar. ...Read more

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Can hypoglycemia develop into diabetes?

Can hypoglycemia develop into diabetes?

Hyper, no hypo: *hyper*glycemia is a symptom of pre-diabetes and eventually diabetes. *hypo*glycemia can be caused by taking too much Insulin to treat diabetes but can caused by fasting and can also be a medication side effect. ...Read more

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Can you get hypoglycemia without diabetes?

Can you get hypoglycemia without diabetes?

Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia can be a warning signal of pre-diabetes. But, it does not have to mean that. It can come from not eating much, being dehydrated, exercising too much. So without much more history from you that is the first thoughts that come to my mind. ...Read more

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How can people get hypoglycemia w/o diabetes?

Most common: is they have EARLY impaired bet-cell function- lose first-phase insulin release; so second phase insulin release increased so much, it can cause low sugar 4-6 hours after eating see MD for evaluation; often just stopping simple sugars can manage symptoms ...Read more

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How to know if I have diabetes of hypoglycemia?

Symptoms: Not sure what 'diabetes of hypoglycemia' is but symptoms of low blood sugar can include sweats, dizziness, lightheadedness, sensation of blacking out, etc. ...Read more

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How do people become hypoglycemia w/o diabetes?

How do people become hypoglycemia w/o diabetes?

No: In my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of reactive hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if you're overweight the symptoms are a natural response to your glucose level returning to normal. A glucose tolerance test (if you've had one) is not and never will be a valid diagnostic test for hypoglycemia. Don't waste your money o GTT or any fad diets of treatments. Lose wt if heavy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hypoglycemia in diabetes?

Many: There are many symptoms of hypoglycemia. Some common ones are: fast heartbeat, pounding heart beat, visual changes, feeling moody/cranky/nervous/aggressive, headache, hunger, shaking, sweating, nightmares, fatigue, unclear thinking... ...Read more