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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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What are the symptoms of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia?

What are the symptoms of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia?

May be quite varied!: Hypoglycemia: shakiness, sweating, hunger, palpitations. If severe: confusion, lethargy, seizure, or coma could occur. Hyperglycemia: no symptoms if mild (that's what's so dangerous over long periods of time). If severe: frequent urination, ravenous thirst. If not addressed over long periods of time, damage to kidneys, nerves, eyes, and blood vessels can result. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing hypoglycemia (2.4), eat something small and then jump up into hyperglycemia (14). Then 1/2hr later back to hypoglycemia?

Serious business: This may simply be type II diabetes announcing itself as dysregulated insulin secretion. Or your body may be asking for more exercise. But you're going to need a workup to rule out insulinoma / nesidioblastosis. Get with somebody who knows what they're doing and stay well-informed about your workup. ...Read more

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Can someone please explain hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia?

Can someone please explain hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia?

Glucose value: Normal blood glucose is in the neighborhood of 100 mg/dl. When it is higher one is hyperglycemic. When it is lower one is hypoglycemic. A blood sugar of 350 is clearly worse than one of 150 and will have more symptoms of thirstiness, frequent urination, fatigue and blurred vision. Same for hypoglycemia. The lower the value the more the sweats, tremulousness, irritability and mental cloudiness. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia?

One 2 hi, one 2 low: If u fast for 8 hours (FBS) blood sugar should be between 70 and 100. Hypo=low, hyper=high, glyc=sugar, emia=in the blood. If ur FBS is repeatedly between 100-126, you are in a state known as 'impaired glucose tolerance'. If ur FBS > 126, you are diabetic, which is by far the cause of hyperglycemia. Hypoglycemia usually is caused by too much Insulin in blood, or too strong rx of diabetes. ...Read more

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Omg!i found out asking questions here that what I have is hypoglycemia not hyperglycemia. Now what do I need to do next?

Omg!i found out asking questions here that what I have is hypoglycemia not hyperglycemia. Now what do I need to do next?

6 little meals a day: Hypoglycemia is often helped by eating small, frequent meals through the day. Be sure to eat protein and carbohydrates together to avoid a high spike of blood sugar, followed by a deep 'crash.' hypoclycemia can make you feel sweaty, shaky, clammy, or dizzy. But eating regularly can help prevent these symptoms. Stay away from sugary treats and emphasize vegetables and fruits. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Dr. Marlon Levy
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Hyperglycemia (Definition)

This is a term that just mean high blood sugar. This can be caused by many things such as exercise, stress, eating excess sugar and the ultimate diabetes. Diabetes occurs when the body can not longer process its sugar out of the blood stream and is sustained or continuous hyperglycemia. Everyone's blood sugar will rise a little after they eat, but most peoples will return ...Read more