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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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Could hypoglycemia lead to diabetes?

Could hypoglycemia lead to diabetes?

Not usually: Gestational diabetes, obesity, family history of certain types of diabetes are stronger predictors of diabetes later on than episodes of low blood sugar. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroid disease lead to diabeties?

Does hypothyroid disease lead to diabeties?

Related, not cause: Hypothyroidism does not "lead" to diabetes. However, the two disorders frequently occur together and there is an autoimmune link between them. That does not mean one causes the other to occur. ...Read more

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How can diabetes lead to microalbuminuria?

How can diabetes lead to microalbuminuria?

Kidney damage: Uncontrolled diabetes primarily affects the kidneys in that it causes damage to the gromerular membrane which serves as filter in the kidneys. Initial subtle damage results in increased permeability of the membrane, through which the finest Albumin particles known as microalbumin is expelled in the urine. ...Read more

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Does sugar cause diabetes?

Does sugar cause diabetes?

No: Sugar by itself does not cause diabetes. Diabetes is the inability to metabolize sugar due to lack / resistance to insulin; the pancreas produce Insulin among other hormones which help in the metabolism of glucose (sugar); those who consume lots of sugar may cause their pancreas to over work and if they were prone to diabetes may develop the disease earlier. Obesity may cause resistance to insulin. ...Read more

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Does too much sugar actually lead to diabetes?

Does too much sugar actually lead to diabetes?

Sugar Problems: Continuing deterioration of health to the point of loss of body functions. I know a man that was so bad (could not even walk), the doctors told him he had 3 months to live. On his own, he decided to give up soft drinks. That was 7 years ago and now he is healthy with no walking problems. ...Read more

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Why does hypoglycemia cause mental confusion in diabetes?

Why does hypoglycemia cause mental confusion in diabetes?

Brain cells stop: Most cells can use several sources for energy needs; brain cells can only use glucose. When there is not enough glucose in the fluid around the brain, the brain cells lack the energy to function normally and so stop working properly, and confusion results. ...Read more

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How does glucagon cause hyperglycemia?

How does glucagon cause hyperglycemia?

Sugar production: Glucagon made by the body tells your liver to make more sugar, and when all systems are functioning properly, should not cause 'hyper'glycemia...Should result in normal sugars. Bottled glucagon given by injection as a medication an cause transient hyperglycemia because the dose is large, and that is its intended effect. ...Read more

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Can hyperglycemia cause a diabetic coma?

Can hyperglycemia cause a diabetic coma?

Yes: If the hyperglycemia is high enough it can lead to diabetic coma. We call this hyperosmolar hyperglycemia coma or syndrome. Diabetes ketoacidosis coma is another form of diabetic coma but this one is caused by not having Insulin rather than the extreme hyperglycemia (which is just a sign for this coma). ...Read more

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How does fasting cause hypoglycemia?

It should not: When your pancreas and liver are functioning properly, fasting should not cause hypoglycemia. If fasting causes hypoglycemia in you, you should be seen by your endocrinologist for further evaluation. Frequently we find there wasn't true hypoglycemia and something else was happening. ...Read more

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Could diabetes insipidus lead to seizures?

Could diabetes insipidus lead to seizures?

Seizures and DI: DI could be related to seizures, at least because there are changes in electrolytes in cases of DI, and electrolyte abnormalities often cause seizures. Electrolytes include sodium, potassium and calcium. ...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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Does anyone know if metformin can cause blood sugar lows?

Does anyone know if metformin can cause blood sugar lows?

It *may*: One possible side effect of metformin is low blood sugar. It is not the most common medication for type 2 diabetes that causes low sugar, but taking it with other diabetes medications increases the risk. ...Read more

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Can fasting cause diabetes?

Can fasting cause diabetes?

Fasting: Fasting alone does not result in diabetes. Glucose levels can be high when you over eat as a result of a fast but this does not constitute diabetes. ...Read more

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Does insulin resistance lead to kidney disease?

Does insulin resistance lead to kidney disease?

Not really: It is not Insulin resistance that causes kidney disease but instead poorly controlled diabetes. The most common causes of kidney failure in the us are diabetes, high blood pressure, and age. Many patients with Insulin resistance have difficult to control diabetes and thus are more likely to be poorly controlled and therefore more likely to develop kidney disease. ...Read more