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Blood sugar diabetes at low of 4 mg?

Blood sugar diabetes at low of 4 mg?

Not sure: Please resubmit your question. I don't understand what you mean by a blood sugar of 4 mg. Thanks much. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...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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Could consuming low glycemic index sugar lead to diabetes?

Could consuming low glycemic index sugar lead to diabetes?

Can be tricky: Glycemic index refers to the impact that food has on the blood sugar level. Some foods are absorbed very rapidly and raise the blood sugar rapidly (sugar, simple carbohydrates) while others have very low impact on blood sugar and thus a low glycemic index (meats, fat). There are some "sugars" promoted as low glycemic index, but this almost is contradictory. Moderation is the key with diabetes risk. ...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