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Why do type 2 diabetic have some hypoglycemic episodes in the mornings in 60's and late in the day between 140 to 150 ?

Why do type 2 diabetic have some hypoglycemic episodes in the mornings in 60's and late in the day between 140 to 150 ?

Depends: Many diabetics are on medications that can cause hypoglycemia in the morning and hyperglycemia in the afternoon, such as a basal long acting Insulin which if the dose is too high will cause fasting hypoglycemia but may not cover all the food that is eaten during the day. ...Read more

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How can I tell if i'm hypoglycemic?

How can I tell if i'm hypoglycemic?

Most reliable is to: Get home glucose monitoring kit in pharmacy under 60 is likely too low symptoms are not always felt when this occurs. ...Read more

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How to know if you are hypoglycemic?

How to know if you are hypoglycemic?

Trick question?: Hi. Are you on insulin? Check your blood glucose. I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess you don't have an insulin producing tumor (rare as hen's teeth), so I'm guessing you're on a drug that can cause hypoglycemia. (I'm doing a lot of guessing here, for lack of info). I'm guessing you're either on insulin, or less likely a sulfonylurea or a meglitinide. So, check your blood glucose if think u r lo ...Read more

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Should u drive if you r hypoglycemic?

Should u drive if you r hypoglycemic?

Depends: Depends on the severity of the symptoms, whether or not you are truly hypoglycemic, why are you hypoglycemic and what actions you had taken to correct the "hypoglycemia." more info is needed. ...Read more

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Could a person by partially hypoglycemic?

Could a person by partially hypoglycemic?

Depends what you eat: Eating highly processed carbohydrates in large quantities without fiber or protein could lead to hypoglycemia and the amount of carbohydrate could determine the degree of hypoglycemia. Try to eat protein at each meal, and whole grains that are high in fiber, fiber content of food slows down absorption of sugar and can prevent hypoglycemia. You diet should include fresh fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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How can I help my hypoglycemic girlfriend?

Help girlfriend: You must take your girlfriend to an Endocrinologist. If there is a long wait for an appointment please go to the nearest Emergency room. ...Read more

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What happens to me when I get hypoglycemic?

What happens to me when I get hypoglycemic?

Many things: When the body senses a low blood sugar, safety mechanisms kick in to begin to raise the blood sugar. Adrenalin is secreted to block the effect of Insulin and to produce sugar from glycogen stored in the liver. Counter regualtory hormones are secreted to raise blood sugar. One may feel jittery, drunk, confused, hungry, sweaty, heart pounding, weak, and sleepy. Treatment is dictated by cause. ...Read more

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Can you please define hypoglycemic behavior?

Can you please define hypoglycemic behavior?

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 number of oral hypoglycemics are there?

What number of oral hypoglycemics are there?

SO many!: Hi. The classes of orals are sulfonylureas (e.g., glimepiride), metformin, glitazones (e.g., Actos), DPP-4 inhibitors (e.g., Januvia), SGLT-2 inhibitors (e.g., Invokana), bile acid binding resins (e.g., Welchol), dopaminergics (e.g., Cycloset). Of them all, the only one with a risk of hypoglycemia is the sulfonylurea class. We've come a long way! ...Read more

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What is the newly approved hypoglycemic drug?

What is the newly approved hypoglycemic drug?

Canagloflozin: Invokana is a novel drug that prevents reuptake of glucose from the kidney, so that you just shed more glucose out via the kidney. Not effective with kidney disease, creatinine clearance <45. Drops hga1c ~0.8, both fasting and after-eating sugars. Must drink lots of liquids to prevent dizziness low blood pressure and, to reduce risk of urine infections, push fluids andkeep fastidious bathroom. ...Read more

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