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When you have low blood sugar without diabetes are you usually a heavy or thin person?

When you have low blood sugar without diabetes are you usually a heavy or thin person?

Usually thin: Although dont have exact metrics, but most non-diabetic diseases/conditions causing low blood sugar are associated with thin phenotype. ...Read more

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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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Have episodes of low blood sugar without diabetes. Could i develop this w/o reason? Doc said it was low and i monitor it and its low until i eat right

Have episodes of low blood sugar without diabetes. Could i develop this w/o reason? Doc said it was low and i monitor it and its low until i eat right

Small frequent meals: Will keep hypoglycemia at bay.Consult with an endocrinologist and take in the record of your blood sugars and a food diary. ...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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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

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Please help docs! is low blood sugar a type of diabetes?

Please help docs! is low blood sugar a type of diabetes?

Low blood sugar: No, hypoglycemia or low blood sugar is not diabetes. There are several things that may cause low blood sugar, and you should see your primary care doctor to have tests to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Blood sugar diabetes at low of 4 mg?

Blood sugar diabetes at low of 4 mg?

Not sure: Please resubmit your question. I don't understand what you mean by a blood sugar of 4 mg. Thanks much. ...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