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Is Hypoglycemia Hereditary
Are you on insulin?: Hi. Unless you take insulin or have a vanishingly rare genetic syndrome, your "hypoglycemia" is not real, and has nothing to do with blood sugar. Unfortunately, "hypoglycemia" is a very popular self diagnosis, but it is not true hypoglycemia and has nothing to do with your blood sugar. Diabetes can be hereditary, and if treated with insulin, that would be true hypoglycemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I had hereditary fructose intolerance how much fructose would I need to consume to cause sudden hypoglycemia. Would a very small amount cause sympt?
Rare: If you are 35 and carry this diagnosis I would only guess that you probably can tolerate small amounts of natural fructose and you should know that amount by now. If this is only a possibility would recommend abstaining from concentrated sugar foods, given your history of hypoglycemia. Talk to your doctor before challenging yourself with large amounts of sugar containing products. ...Read more
Low blood sugar: Hypoglycemia means low blood sugar. It may be an isolated incident related to not enough food intake or a metabolic problem related to bad glucose metabolism. Reactive hypoglycemia results when you eat sugar, your Insulin is released in response and then drives the sugar too low. This is the most common form. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually sugar intake: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer