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Can Someone Please Explain Hypoglycemia Causes To Me
Multiple causes: The most common cause of hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) is use of diabetes drugs (such as Insulin or sulfonylureas). There are also many other forms of hypoglycemia: due to organ underfunctioning (adrenal, pituitary, heart, liver, kidney, thyroid), other drugs (beta blockers, salicylates, etc), tumors (insulin- and non-insulin secreting), post-meal (dumping syndrome, reactive), among others.... ...Read more
Could hypoglycemia cause an elder person to think a family member is someone else? Is this included in the "confusion" it may cause?
Possible: The elderly are very susceptible to things like this. However, this is not typical. If this kind of behavior continues, first check their serum glucose and if this is normal, look beyond this. Your pcp can check a mini mental exam for instance. Perhaps it could be a sign of early dementia. ...Read more
Usually sugar intake: Eat only meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry and low starch veggies, drink only water. In other words avoid all carbs, carbs will only briefly raise your sugar levels and then your Insulin levels. The fats in the meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry will act like a "log on your metabolic fire" to keep your blood sugar stable for hours without raising insulin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It should not: When your pancreas and liver are functioning properly, fasting should not cause hypoglycemia. If fasting causes hypoglycemia in you, you should be seen by your endocrinologist for further evaluation. Frequently we find there wasn't true hypoglycemia and something else was happening. ...Read more
Not enough protein: Generally not eating enough protein and consistently and eating carbohydrate will cause a surge in Insulin that will drive your blood sugar into the cells causing a sudden drop in the sugar levels in the blood causing a lower blood sugar or hypoglycemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: You may feel tired and lethargic, but one meal only a day does not cause significant low blood sugars . Though eating one meal a day does not cause low blood sugars- it is not healthy do that . You should eat 3meals/day in moderate amount rather than 1 meal/day. ...Read more
Hypoglycemia: Probably not but you MUST eat regularly and enough! ...Read more
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