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How can diabetes cause low blood sugar?

How can  diabetes cause low blood sugar?

The medications: The meds that lower high blood sugar can not automatically adjust if you skip a meal or increase your activity. During these conditions low blood sugar developes. The symptoms must be recognized and treated. Low blood sugar is dangerous. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Is diabetes related to low blood sugar or not?

Is diabetes related to low blood sugar or not?

Yes, in many ways: 1. Before a patient at risk for diabetes gets diabetes, they may have late 'post-prandial hypoglycemia' 2. If on sulfonylureas / glinides or Insulin can get hypoglycemia discuss in detail with your md! ...Read more

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What are symptoms of diabetes and low blood sugar?

What are symptoms of diabetes and low blood sugar?

Many symptoms: Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can cause shakiness, weakness, ravenous appetite, confusion, sweating, increased heart rate, and even passing out. High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) often does not have symptoms until it is very high (over 300), when people can then experience thirst and frequent urination, blurred vision, rapid weight changes, mental changes, and also unconsciousness. ...Read more

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Does having low blood sugar does mean you have diabetes?

Does having low blood sugar does mean you have diabetes?

Possibly: Many years before overt diabetes starts, someone at genetic risk can loss 'first-phase 'insulin release, resulting in an imbalance of sugar to Insulin levels 4-5 hours after eating, especially with simple sugars=sweets. Treatment is avoid sweets sometimes need to treat with dpp-4 inhibitors- safe, no undue side effects see dm specialist as most internists unaware of this. ...Read more

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How come people get low blood sugar from having diabetes?

How come people get low blood sugar from having diabetes?

Vast majority: Of times related to sulfonylureas or Insulin therapy not used correctly by patient or md we have 8 drug classes approved for diabetes control before need Insulin that don't cause hypoglycemia, and are now preferred! ...Read more

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Could it be possible for low blood sugar to become diabetes?

Could it be possible for low blood sugar to become diabetes?

Symptoms: Symptoms similar to hypoglycemia might be expirienced by type 2 diabetics prior to diagnosis for 2 reasons: a quick fluctuation from high to not so high blood sugar may give sucn symptoms and second you might be producing a lot of Insulin already but not be completly resistant to it and have occacional real low blood sugars. ...Read more

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Supposing you have low blood sugar, does it mean that you have diabetes?

Supposing you have low blood sugar, does it mean that you have diabetes?

More often: It is a sign of getting diabetes in future, especially if there is a family hisort of diabetes, and symptoms occur 4-5 hours after eating. ...Read more

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What are the causes and complications of low blood sugar if you have diabetes?

Yes it can: Low blood sugar can be caused by not eating enough at times but don't eat too much, you might have to eat 4-5 very small meals a day to stay steady. Too much Insulin or other diabetic meds can do it as well. ...Read more

Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more