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Doctor insights on: Hypoglycemia

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How does hypoglycemia start?

How does hypoglycemia start?

Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia is usually caused by medications, either Insulin or oral medications that are prescribed for diabetes. Rarely hypoglycemia is caused by a tumor of the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. ...Read more

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Is blurred vision a symptom I hypoglycemia?

Blurred vision: Both high & low blood sugar levels can affect vision: high blood sugar causes swelling in lens, resulting in blurred vision. When blood sugar is better controlled, lens is less/not swollen & vision may change again. If eyes have adapted to higher blood sugar levels & swelling, dropping down to low sugar levels can cause blurred vision. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hypoglycemia? 

Rare disorder: 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 and incorrectly made diagnosis. ...Read more

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What methods are used to diagnose hypoglycemia?

Blood sugars: Hypoglycemia means low blood sugar so you have to have blood sugar levels to make the diagnosis. Sometimes a single determination can suffice but it might require a glucose tolerance test to detect reactive hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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Hper and hypoglycemia seem to share many symptoms, which symptom is most uniquely diagnostic for hypo or hyper?

Hper and hypoglycemia seem to share many symptoms, which symptom is most uniquely diagnostic for hypo or hyper?

Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia actually don't share many symptoms at all in my experience. A low blood sugar can be life threatening and your body does everything it can to let you know you're in trouble. You can get anxious, jittery, tachycardic, sweaty and even die if you don't get help. Hypoglycemia is usually asymptomatic but if the sugar gets high enough it can cause coma and death. ...Read more

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How much does hypoglycemia test cost?

How much does hypoglycemia test cost?

Inexpensive: The diagnosis is made with simple blood sugars, which are inexpensive. ...Read more

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Can home fingerstick blood tests test for hypoglycemia?

Can home fingerstick blood tests test for hypoglycemia?

Yes: Home kits can measure your blood sugar and are available over the counter or with a presciption. They can test for low blood sugar, aka hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have either diabetes or hypoglycemia without performing any tests?

Diagnosis: Both hypoglycemia and diabetes have blood glucose criteria. Symptoms can suggest diabetes like frequent urination, thirst, and visual changes. Hypoglycemia can feature lightheadedness, tremors, and tingling the extremities. ...Read more