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Is hypoglicemia the same as diabetes and what causes it?

Is hypoglicemia the same as diabetes and what causes it?

Opposites: Diabetes is having too much sugar in your blood due to either not making enough Insulin (type i) or your cells not responding to Insulin (type ii). Hypoglycemia is not enough blood sugar and can be caused by many things such as not eating properly and taking too much insulin. Both can damage your body and should be treated by a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more


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I don't have diabetes but i get all the symptoms of hypoglycemia few times a week , when i eat something sweet the symptoms go away , what causes this?

I don't have diabetes but i get all the symptoms of hypoglycemia few times a week , when i eat something sweet the symptoms go away , what causes this?

The paradox is: Eating something sweet is the cause. It is true that eating something sweet will reverse the symptoms, but you set yourself up for another incident of a similar nature. When you get the hypoglycemia, eat some protein and get rid of all the sweet stuff that you are ingesting, including sweeteners. ...Read more

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Why does hypoglycemia cause mental confusion in diabetes?

Why does hypoglycemia cause mental confusion in diabetes?

Brain cells stop: Most cells can use several sources for energy needs; brain cells can only use glucose. When there is not enough glucose in the fluid around the brain, the brain cells lack the energy to function normally and so stop working properly, and confusion results. ...Read more

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What can cause hypoglycemia ? Been tested negative for diabetes and for thyroid problems?

What can cause hypoglycemia ? Been tested negative for diabetes and for thyroid problems?

Complicated question: Are you testing your own blood glu? How low is it. Fasting, or after a meal? What are your symptoms? Some people get symptoms after a high carb meal that are not really due to low glucose; solution is small/freq meals, avoid simple sugars. Hypoglycemia can come after stomach surgery. Very rarely, there are tumors that cause hypoglycemia. You may want to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What are health risks for people with mild/ moderate hypoglycemia? what can cause hypoglycemia if you don't have diabetes, meds, alcohol, tumors, etc.

What are health risks for people with mild/ moderate hypoglycemia? what can cause hypoglycemia if you don't have diabetes, meds, alcohol, tumors, etc.

Good Q..: Most commonly seen with insulinoma....tumor in pancreas involving beta cells. But more commonly it is a manifestation of pre diabetic state.....in your case PCOD. FHx of diabetes is common. Truncal obesity. Responds very well to metformin........ ...Read more

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The previous answer about sweating n hunger suggested hypoglicemia. i tried a gluco tab sweet it seemed to help and i don't feel as tired, diabetes??

The previous answer about sweating n hunger suggested hypoglicemia. i tried a gluco tab sweet it seemed to help and i don't feel as tired, diabetes??

Get evaluated: My recommendation is to get evaluated for this. You are right symptoms of hypoglycemia tend to get better after taking glucose in any form( food, tabs, etc). You would need more labs in order to give a final diagnosis. In any case, if hypoglycemia is suspected frequent small meals are recommended during the day. Avoid food binging, and avoid refine sugars. Follow up with your doctor on this. ...Read more

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Can hypoglycemia develop into diabetes?

Can hypoglycemia develop into diabetes?

Hyper, no hypo: *hyper*glycemia is a symptom of pre-diabetes and eventually diabetes. *hypo*glycemia can be caused by taking too much Insulin to treat diabetes but can caused by fasting and can also be a medication side effect. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hypoglycemia in diabetes?

What are the symptoms of hypoglycemia in diabetes?

Many: There are many symptoms of hypoglycemia. Some common ones are: fast heartbeat, pounding heart beat, visual changes, feeling moody/cranky/nervous/aggressive, headache, hunger, shaking, sweating, nightmares, fatigue, unclear thinking... ...Read more

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Does hypoglycemia lead to diabetes?

Probably not: Diabetics are prone to experience episodes of hypoglycemia either due to medications or the somogyi effect. So it would be useful to check for diabetes if you have hypoglycemia. There is no good evidence to my knowledge that shows a causative role of hypoglycemia in the development of diabetes. More likely, an existing diabetic will get hypoglycemia, not the other way around. ...Read more

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Can you get hypoglycemia without diabetes?

Can you get hypoglycemia without diabetes?

Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia can be a warning signal of pre-diabetes. But, it does not have to mean that. It can come from not eating much, being dehydrated, exercising too much. So without much more history from you that is the first thoughts that come to my mind. ...Read more

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Hypoglycemia (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes Type 2 (Definition)

Diabetes Mellitus type 2, or adult onset diabetes, is a condition that is caused by insulin resistance. This means that the muscle and fat cells of the body do not take up blood glucose, leaving a high blood glucose. Some type 2 ...Read more