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Does hypoglycemia lead to diabetes?

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 more

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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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Could hypoglycemia lead to diabetes?

Could hypoglycemia lead to diabetes?

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 more

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Can hypoglycemia develop into diabetes?

Can hypoglycemia develop into diabetes?

Hyper, no hypo: *hyper*glycemia is a symptom of pre-diabetes and eventually diabetes. *hypo*glycemia can be caused by taking too much Insulin to treat diabetes but can caused by fasting and can also be a medication side effect. ...Read more

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Can you get hypoglycemia without diabetes?

Can you get hypoglycemia without diabetes?

Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia can be a warning signal of pre-diabetes. But, it does not have to mean that. It can come from not eating much, being dehydrated, exercising too much. So without much more history from you that is the first thoughts that come to my mind. ...Read more

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How can people get hypoglycemia w/o diabetes?

How can people get hypoglycemia w/o diabetes?

Most common: is they have EARLY impaired bet-cell function- lose first-phase insulin release; so second phase insulin release increased so much, it can cause low sugar 4-6 hours after eating see MD for evaluation; often just stopping simple sugars can manage symptoms ...Read more

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How to know if I have diabetes of hypoglycemia?

Symptoms: Not sure what 'diabetes of hypoglycemia' is but symptoms of low blood sugar can include sweats, dizziness, lightheadedness, sensation of blacking out, etc. ...Read more

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How do people become hypoglycemia w/o diabetes?

How do people become hypoglycemia w/o diabetes?

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

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What are the symptoms of hypoglycemia in diabetes?

Many: There are many symptoms of hypoglycemia. Some common ones are: fast heartbeat, pounding heart beat, visual changes, feeling moody/cranky/nervous/aggressive, headache, hunger, shaking, sweating, nightmares, fatigue, unclear thinking... ...Read more