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Not diabetic, have get very low blood sugar. Symptoms always changing or none at all. Wake up @night check it and it is 39. Worried i won't wake up!

Not diabetic, have get very low blood sugar. Symptoms always changing or none at all. Wake up @night check it and it is 39. Worried i won't wake up!

Sleep disorder?: You may be experiencing these problems if you have a sleep related breathing disorder. If you are having problems getting to sleep, staying asleep, waking up several times a night, or excessive daytime sleepiness you should talk to your md for an evaluation of your sleep. Undiagnosed sleep problems are extremely common and can can be instrumental in creating prediabetic conditions. ...Read more

Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


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How can diabetes cause low blood sugar?

How can  diabetes cause low blood sugar?

The medications: The meds that lower high blood sugar can not automatically adjust if you skip a meal or increase your activity. During these conditions low blood sugar developes. The symptoms must be recognized and treated. Low blood sugar is dangerous. ...Read more

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Is diabetes related to low blood sugar or not?

Is diabetes related to low blood sugar or not?

Yes, in many ways: 1. Before a patient at risk for diabetes gets diabetes, they may have late 'post-prandial hypoglycemia' 2. If on sulfonylureas / glinides or Insulin can get hypoglycemia discuss in detail with your md! ...Read more

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What are symptoms of diabetes and low blood sugar?

What are symptoms of diabetes and low blood sugar?

Many symptoms: Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can cause shakiness, weakness, ravenous appetite, confusion, sweating, increased heart rate, and even passing out. High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) often does not have symptoms until it is very high (over 300), when people can then experience thirst and frequent urination, blurred vision, rapid weight changes, mental changes, and also unconsciousness. ...Read more

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Does having low blood sugar does mean you have diabetes?

Does having low blood sugar does mean you have diabetes?

Possibly: Many years before overt diabetes starts, someone at genetic risk can loss 'first-phase 'insulin release, resulting in an imbalance of sugar to Insulin levels 4-5 hours after eating, especially with simple sugars=sweets. Treatment is avoid sweets sometimes need to treat with dpp-4 inhibitors- safe, no undue side effects see dm specialist as most internists unaware of this. ...Read more

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How come people get low blood sugar from having diabetes?

How come people get low blood sugar from having diabetes?

Vast majority: Of times related to sulfonylureas or Insulin therapy not used correctly by patient or md we have 8 drug classes approved for diabetes control before need Insulin that don't cause hypoglycemia, and are now preferred! ...Read more

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Why am I having low blood sugar signs but I'm not diabetic?

Why am I having low blood sugar signs but I'm not diabetic?

Not specific: Hi. What you're calling "low blood sugar signs" are not specific. The only common hypoglycemia occurs in diabetics taking drugs that can cause hypoglycemia. True (pathological) hypoglycemia in people not on these drugs is rare as hens' teeth. So, you're probably attributing symptoms to "low blood sugar" that have nothing to do with your actual blood sugar. It was a common self diagnosis 20 yrs ago ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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