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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more
High insulin: The common denominator in these two conditions is high Insulin levels (almost always related to excess sugar and carb intake). Initially the high Insulin causes a reactive hypoglycemia, however over time, the chronically high Insulin levels lead to "insulin resistance". When your Insulin no longer works your blood sugars will rise and you develop diabetes. This is 100% preventable wi proper diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do when hypoglycemia occurs? I usually find myself hunting for food quickly, even food that i avoid. I do not have diabetes.
Check blood sugar: The first step is to check your blood sugar when symptoms occur to make sure that you are indeed having symptoms of hypoglycemia. Usually these symptoms are not felt unless the sugars are 60 or below. Check w/ pharmacist is you are having hypoglycemic episodes as there are products you can carry around in your pocket to quickly raise the blood sugar if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually related: Most common cause of hypoglycemia (low glucose) is related to taking rx (such as Insulin or sulfonylureas) used to treat diabetes. Spontaneous (not drug-related) hypoglycemia can be seen in some with abnormal glucose metabolism, such as pre-diabetes or Insulin resistance, which are precursors to diabetes. Other forms of hypoglycemia are less common, and can be related to various organ dysfunction. ...Read more
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
No: In my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of reactive hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if you're overweight the symptoms are a natural response to your glucose level returning to normal. A glucose tolerance test (if you've had one) is not and never will be a valid diagnostic test for hypoglycemia. Don't waste your money o GTT or any fad diets of treatments. Lose wt if heavy. ...Read more
Symptoms include nervousness, sweating, hunger, anxiety, blurred vision, fatigue, fast heart rate, etc. -- however unless you have diabetes and are on Insulin or other medication, have renal or liver disease, cancer or prior stomach surgery -- then true hypoglycemia neveer occurs in human beings. If it a very frequently ...Read more
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