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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?

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?

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

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What can cause hypoglycemia?

4 things: People tend to have a genetic predisposition to having it but the 4 things I found that make it worse are:
1. Eating sugar
2. Not eating often enough
3. Not eating protein often enough
4. Food sensitivities. ...Read more

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What does hypoglycemia mean?

What does hypoglycemia mean?

Low blood sugar: Hypoglycemia another term for low blood sugar. But it doesn't mean you need more sugar. It means you need less. It means your body doesn't process sugars properly and you need less of them. ...Read more

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With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

Daily chore..: Sorry to say, but reactive hypoglycemia, which is typically what we experience, is not curable. Proper management includes smaller more frequent meals with as much as 35 grams of fiber for a woman/50 grams of fiber for a man divided evenly amongst the meals, with the intent of smoothening out the release of insulin from the pancreas throughout the day and night. ...Read more

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What can be done to treat hypoglycemia?

Hypoglycemia: Consider taking 200 micrograms of chromium picolinate daily, which can aid in normalizing your blood sugar. However, it is best to avoid eating any kind of simple sugars, including white sugar, brown sugar, fructose, corn syrup and sugars from fruit juices. Frequent smaller meals high in protein are better for your hypoglycemia. Hope this helps you! ...Read more

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How can hypoglycemia be treated?

How can hypoglycemia be treated?

Depends: The most common type is caused by eating foods with too much sugar. The body makes too much Insulin in response, and your blood sugar goes down suddenly. Eat more protein, and much less starch, and no candy. If it caused by too much Insulin in a diabetic, it is an emergency. Take glucose gel or pills quickly, and have your doctor adjust your Insulin dosing. ...Read more

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I only have hypoglycemia, but tested positive for gestational diabetes. Will treating this help reduce birth complications?

I only have hypoglycemia, but tested positive for gestational diabetes. Will treating this help reduce birth complications?

Yes: Women with gestational diabetes who control it well do have fewer complications. You should exercise regularly everyday. You should follow a strict diet, focus on eating mostly vegetables and lean sources of protein. Eat unprocessed foods (make all your food yourself). ...Read more

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What is a good hypoglycemia treatment?

What is a good hypoglycemia treatment?

Low sugar: Low blood sugar - defined as a glucose test result <70 is frequently the first sign of developing diabetes. You need to see your doctor for an evaluation - check you finger stick blood glucose before and 2 hours after meals for a pattern of highs or lows. Try and decrease simple carbs like starches in diet and eat more protein - try 5 small meal/d rather than 3 large. ...Read more

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Will changing eating pattern cure my hypoglycemia?

Yes: Unless you have type 1 diabetes, changing the diet will have a positive affect on low blood sugar. Eating protein only for breakfast, removing all sweets and artificial sweeteners from diet and eating small protein snacks every 2 hours usually keeps hypoglycemia under control. ...Read more

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Could you give me some advice to get rid of hypoglycemia?

Could you give me some advice to get rid of hypoglycemia?

4 reactive hypoglyce: Eat only meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry and low starch veggies, drink only water. In other words avoid all carbs, carbs will only briefly raise your sugar levels and then your Insulin levels. The fats in the meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry will act like a "log on your metabolic fire" to keep your blood sugar stable for hours without raising insulin. ...Read more

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Can hypoglycemia be cured?

Depends: The answer depends on the cause of the hypoglycemia. The first important thing is to confirm that you indeed have hypoglycemia. Then figure out what is causing the hypoglycemia. Once these are done, then you will have a better idea of how to treat the hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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