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Hypoglycemic Insulin Reaction Drugs
My older sister has t2dm, is taking oral hypoglycemics, but is still finding her bgls are rising as high as 15 fasting. Should she be taking insulin?
Quite possibly: 15 (270 mg/dl) is quite high and she needs something changed, whethe it be higher doses of her diabetes pills, adding more pills, calibrating her blood sugar meter, adding insulin, she needs the sugars to improve. She should also meetwith a dietician to improve her diet, bc drastic bg changes can come from cutting down on foods that sneak sugar into your day (syrups, candy, bread, soda, ketchup). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A condition characterized by having too much insulin in the blood. This can lead to having too little glucose (sugar) and if the blood sugar falls too low, the body no longer has enough fuel to carry out its regular functions. In insulin shock, the body becomes so starved for fuel that it ...Read more
Lack of studies: There is no oral form of insulin. There are oral agents that have been studied and found to be safe in pregnancy (metformin, glyburide), however, they do not have FDA approval because no company has submitted studies for approval. Many ob/gyn and endocrinologists use these medications in gestational diabetes (instead of insulin injections) ...Read more
Could reducing dose of non-selective beta blocker cause insulin surge while still blocking compensatory sugar control and induce hypoglycemic shock?
28 yr old male 230 lb, proinsulin is 400 ppmol/L & Insulin is 174 uu/ml. Both have max refrence of 20. Not hypoglycemic. is it insulinoma? why the inc
Absolute deficiency: Insulin resistance is seen in obesity or being overweight is associated with Insulin resistance state . Insulin basically enhance anabolism( versus catabolic hormones ) and utilization of glucose from all the sources ( fat , carbohydrate and , protein). Severe weight loss is an indicator of Insulin deficiency. This Insulin deficiency should be absolute as in type i or Insulin dependent diabetes. ...Read more
How does alcohol increase the chances of hypoglycemia in diabetic patients taking insulin or other hypoglycemic agents?
EtOH & hypoglycemia: Drinking alcohol heavily while not eating, can block your liver from releasing needed glucose into your bloodstream. This results in low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia. It could be magnified in diabetic patients when their blood sugars are being driven down by hypoglycemic agents and/or insulin. ...Read more
I'm diagnosed hypoglycemic. Can Creatine supplementation effect insulin in my body causing hypoglycemia effects(low blood sugar)?
What causes insulin resistance besides obesity? Im not overweight at all, have been hypoglycemic since teens, now new diagnosis of insulin resistance.
See integrative doc: Some forms of small intestine dysbiosis can cause insulin resistance is the new research into the human microbiome (gut). Happens in slender or skinny people, and worth investigating. Sounds secondary, and need to treat root cause, review your medical records, history, and do further work up. Taking PPI (anti acid meds) changes your pH, and this can be additive. Need a 2nd opinion to correlate! ...Read more
I'm hypoglycemic and had a protein shake. Within an hour of the protein shake i started feeling weak with no energy. insulin spike/sugars cause?
I have PCOS high free testos. and hypoglycemic w. elevated insulin, I want doc to get Flutamide but doc says unsafe. What to do?
Doc's right: Flutamide has low priority in antiandrogen management. In addition to its antiandrogenic side effects, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting are relatively frequent side effects. Although hepatotoxicity is uncommon, it can be fatal; serum aminotransferases should be closely monitored during therapy. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I stop false hypoglycemic reactions, where it drops from a high to a normal level suddenly? Do i need to reduce carbs more?
Can you become hypoglycemic as a result of gastritis or taking h2 blockers like ranitidine 300mg?
Why do type 2 diabetic have some hypoglycemic episodes in the mornings in 60's and late in the day between 140 to 150 ?
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
Not likely: 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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