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Doctor insights on: Hypoglycemia Reactive

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How rare is reactive hypoglycemia?

How rare is reactive hypoglycemia?

Uncommon: In someone with a normal GI tract, hypoglycemia after a meal is very uncommon. To be fair, some people feel yucky 2 hr after eating a sugar-rich meal. But it is rarely a low blood sugar. Most people will not feel symptoms unless the blood glu is <60. I people who have had gastric bypass or other GI surgeries, post meal hypoglycemia can occur. One cause is nesidioblastosis. ...Read more

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Why does reactive hypoglycemia not exist?

Why does reactive hypoglycemia not exist?

Overdiagnosed: It does exist, but is very uncommon and has been grossly overdiagnosed and hyped. Many people get symptoms 3-4 hr after a sugary meal even tho glu is normal, and people have "low" glu with no symptoms at all. If you have post-meal symptoms, best treatment is smaller/frequent meals/complex carbs/protein etc (after stomach surgery, eg gastic bypass, reactive hypo can occur). ...Read more

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Is reactive hypoglycemia a "real" disorder?

Is reactive hypoglycemia a "real" disorder?

Yes: This is a tough question to answer as it depends what you mean by real. There are several things which cause reactive hypoglycemia but loosely this term refers to a style of digestion in which blood sugar suddenly drops to low enough levels to cause symptoms up to 4 hours after a meal. It is caused when the body is still releasing Insulin after a meal is digested resulting in a sugar drop. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of reactive hypoglycemia?

What are the symptoms of reactive hypoglycemia?

Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia is a condition that occurs when your blood sugar (glucose) is too low. Blood sugar below 70 mg/dl is considered low. Blood sugar at or below this level can harm you. Symptoms may include dizziness, confusion, shakiness, feeling lightheaded, weakness, delerium, etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about reactive hypoglycemia?

Can you tell me more about reactive hypoglycemia?

Reactivhypoglycemia: Within one to two hours of eating one gets symptoms of shakiness, dizziness, sweating, tremor, hunger, fatigue. There is an"overshoot" of your Insulin. More likely in thin people. ...Read more

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How common is fainting from reactive hypoglycemia?

How common is fainting from reactive hypoglycemia?

Not sure: But it could occur with very low blood sugar levels. Https://www. Drlam. Com/blog/hypoglycemia-symptoms-afs-part-1/2581/ ...Read more

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What should you eat when you have reactive hypoglycemia?

Hypoglycemia: You must keep some candy in your pocket and take it when you think your sugar is low. You must also immediately tell your doctor so together you can develop a plan to minimize the risk of a low blood sugar. A consult with a dietitian may also be helpful. ...Read more

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What is reactive hypoglycemia and can you get this from eating?

What is reactive hypoglycemia and can you get this from eating?

Yes...: Reactive hypoglycemia is defined as a drop in blood sugar after of eating, usually a meal high in sugar or carbohydrates. There is some controversy over the diagnosis and it is not a "formally" recognized D.C., however, clinically it is something that in my opinion & the endocrinologist I know clearly exists & guidelines for its tx exist. It often occurs in people w a FH of DM or pre-DM. ...Read more

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What's the best test to get done to confirm reactive hypoglycemia?

What's the best test to get done to confirm reactive hypoglycemia?

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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My g t t shows a drop from 7.8 down to 4. 0mmol in the first hour. The lowest value was 3.6mmol. Does this suggest reactive hypoglycemia?

My g t t shows a drop from 7.8 down to 4. 0mmol in the first hour. The lowest value was 3.6mmol. Does this suggest reactive hypoglycemia?

THe GTT is NOT: And never will be a valid test for hypoglycemia, only for hyperglycemia. You're overweight and Insulin resistant. You won't have low sugars, only symptoms from your body correcting the high sugars after meals back to normal. Lose weight and consider medication. ...Read more

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How common is fainting from non-diabetic/reactive hypoglycemia?

Fainting?: Not so much. Feeling like fainting is much more common. Happens. The physiology of it is in people who are becoming diabetic, they are not sensitive to insulin and the insulin regulation is off. The first thing is that with less sensitivity to it, the amount of insulin secreted goes sky high. Then, if there isn't enough sugar... reactive hypOglycemia and feeling empty. ...Read more

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Is there an ultimate diet for reactive hypoglycemia, non-diabetic?

Whole foods: Unprocessed whole foods, adequate protein, good fats such as coconut oil, and lots of green leafy vegetables. Complex carbs are ok, but avoid refined carbs.
Avoid sugar. ...Read more

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What's the difference between prediabetes and reactive hypoglycemia?

What's the difference between prediabetes and reactive hypoglycemia?

See details: Reactive hypoglycemia is a low blood sugar usually about 3-4 hours after eating. It is often considered a prediabetic state. True diabetes is an elevated blood sugar. ...Read more

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Is biotin beneficial for hypoglycemia? How about for reactive hypoglycemia?

N+you don't have it: Biotin isn't useful for anything except increasing "health food" store revenue. In addition, 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 symptom are a natural response to you sugar returning to normal. A glucose tolerance test (if you've had one) is not and never will be a valid diagnostic test for hypoglycem. ...Read more

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What is the difference between reactive hypoglycemia and diabetic hypoglycemia?

One is med induced: Reactive hypoglycemia means blood sugars drop after eating a high carb meal due to an exaggerated response by the pancreas. People with diabetes get hypoglycemic when their carb intake does not match their med intake or when they expend more calories than they usually do and take the same amount if Insulin or other meds. ...Read more

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Is reactive hypoglycemia common in non diabetics?

Not so much: It is a response to hyperinsulinemia, which is the first step towards adult onset or type 2 diabetes. When one becomes obese, the body begins to ignore the message of insulin. The response in the pancreas is to secrete more insulin. When challenged with a meal the Insulin response is too much and when the meal is digested, there is still Insulin available but no food and the blood sugar drops. ...Read more

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