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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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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more


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Does hypoglycemia lead to diabetes?

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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How long can pre diabetes turn into type 2 diabetes?

How long can pre diabetes turn into type 2 diabetes?

Do Preventive care: 22 year old female asks, How long can pre diabetes turn into type 2 diabetes? It may or may never become full blown DM-2 if one is interested in preventive care even when there is a strong Family History of DM-2. Keep weight in the Normal range for age, sex & height. Eat healthy & avoid processed foods especially white sugar/syrup. Exercise Mind & Body. Stay positive, look forward to Good Health ...Read more

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Does insulin resistance mean i will inevitably develop diabetes in 5-15 years?

Depends, Yes..Unless: Type dm develops over several decades, so concern is highly appropriate; keep hba1c ~5.0%, the NMR particle test can predict dm ~20 yrs in advance & keeping these fat carrying proteins in excellent ranges is critically important. Biggest driver of dm is eating sugar(s), i.e. Carbs, so go very low carb. Study: taubes, attia, dietdoctor, lchf, paleo, science for smart people. ...Read more

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Can hyperglycemia cause a diabetic coma?

Can hyperglycemia cause a diabetic coma?

Yes: If the hyperglycemia is high enough it can lead to diabetic coma. We call this hyperosmolar hyperglycemia coma or syndrome. Diabetes ketoacidosis coma is another form of diabetic coma but this one is caused by not having Insulin rather than the extreme hyperglycemia (which is just a sign for this coma). ...Read more

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Can someone without diabetes but slightly elevated blood sugar develop diabetic retinopathy?

Can someone without diabetes but slightly elevated blood sugar develop diabetic retinopathy?

Unlikely. : Usually, we would look for other causes. Sometimes anemia and other conditions can lead to a hemorrhage in the eye. On occasion, especially with another ischemic process such as high blood pressure, we can see changes in the retina that may be identical to some seen in diabetic retinopathy. ...Read more

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Can hypoglucemia turn into diabeties? Can any docs explain?

Can hypoglucemia turn into diabeties? Can any docs explain?

No: diabetes is associated with hyperglycemia, and is a disease of insulin metabolism/secretion/sensitivity. it would lead to high blood sugar, not low ...Read more

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How can a cough develop into renal problems?

How can a cough develop into renal problems?

Cough: Coughing is rarely a sign of renal disease. Coughing is usually due to factors other than kidney disease. One common cause of non=productive cough, especially at night time, is gastro-esophogeal reflux disease. See a physician and have your blood tested to see if you have any kidney disease and see if you can find a cause for your cough. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can myoclonus develop into a disease?

Can myoclonus develop into a disease?

It is a condition: Myoclunus just means jumping or jerking limbs. Usually it is the legs but can be any muscle. As night it may wake you up causing daytime fatigue. It can occur by itself or be part of a number of conditions where nerves in the head are not communicating with the nerves in the spine such as ms, head injury or pinched spinal nerves. Have a neurologist evaluate. ...Read more

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Does pre diabetes necessarily eventually become diabetes?

Does pre diabetes necessarily eventually become diabetes?

No: If there is an underlying disease such as sleep apnea or obesity or increased sugar intake or some diabetes inducing medication then it can be avoided. Discuss with your doc if you have any risk factors for diabetes. And avoid sugar drinks and sweets. ...Read more

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Can diabetes mellitus cause regular headaches in kids?

Can diabetes mellitus cause regular headaches in kids?

See you MD: High blood sugar levels are responsible for a variety of immediate symptoms and long-term complications.Including headaches symptoms in type 1 diabetes, usually over 2 to 3 weeks or less. High blood sugar levels cause the child to urinate excessively. This fluid loss causes an increase in thirst and the consumption of fluids. Some children become dehydrated, see your md asap. ...Read more

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Can diabetic neuropathy occur even if blood sugars are managed?

Can diabetic neuropathy occur even if blood sugars are managed?

Diabetic neuropathy: Yes, diabetic neuropathy can happen with managed blood sugar. However, the incident is less and so is the severity. ...Read more

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Can you die from gestational diabetes?

Can you die from gestational diabetes?

No!: No! gestational diabetes goes away after your baby is delivered. Having gestational diabetes does increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes down the road, but you can reduce that risk by maintaining a normal weight, limiting simple carbohydrates (sugar, white flour) in your diet, and exercising regularly. ...Read more

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Can fasting cause diabetes?

Can fasting cause diabetes?

Fasting: Fasting alone does not result in diabetes. Glucose levels can be high when you over eat as a result of a fast but this does not constitute diabetes. ...Read more