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Ketotic Hypoglycemia In Children
Cause?: Determine if blood sugar is really low and when does it occur. If true hypoglycemia, your doctor will need to determine the cause. We often see lowish blood sugars in thin kids who don't have healthy diets. Treatment would be geared toward healthier eating in this case. Less common are certain metabolic disorders which mostly present in babies and children, but a few also manifest in adulthood. ...Read more
Yes and no!: Both are caused by Insulin lacking, however of the two types, little Insulin (type 1-dm), or relatively too little (type 2-dm) caused by the body becoming resistant to it's own insulin. Insulin is necessary to put fat in a cell, without it you burn fat, as in juvenile onset type-1 dm. Most people do not know that type-2 dm is far more hereditable than type one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seizures: There is no difference in the appearance of these seizures. Most are all Tonic/clonic type seizures. THe cause and treatments of the two types differs. Hope this helps ...Read more
No : Type I (Juvenile Diabetes) affects a small, yet growing number of children in the United States. It is due to an autoimmune phenomenon where the pancreas ceases to produce insulin. Type II (adult onset) is becoming a growing concern among morbidly obese adolescents which leads insulin resistance. The body can not produce enough insulin to meet the demands. ...Read more
Hypoglycemia: Probably not but you MUST eat regularly and enough! ...Read more
Central cyanosis and sudden drop in glucose level after eating fruit or anything with sugar in.could this be hereditary fructose intolerance?
Cyanosis: requires an in-depth examination and comprehensive testing. Call your physician for an appointment. ...Read more
Blood sugar drops below 2.9 mmol/l after eating healthy meals. Hypoglycemic attacks during sleep. Dialy basis. 27, male, 8-10% bodyfat. Non-diabetic. ?
Not so much: It is a response to hyperinsulinemia, which is the first step towards adult onset or type 2 diabetes. When one becomes obese, the body begins to ignore the message of insulin. The response in the pancreas is to secrete more insulin. When challenged with a meal the Insulin response is too much and when the meal is digested, there is still Insulin available but no food and the blood sugar drops. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms of ipoglycemia.Ogtt curve's "flat".Glycemia doesn't grow after 1-3 hours of glucose-juice.High basal insulin.Enough to suspect MODY diabetes?
Diabetes Diagnosis?: Need HbA1c. and family Hx. Such as do you have a twin or sib with MODY? ...Read more
Do doctors recommend medicines to increase sugar levels in a diabetic patient whose sugar level drops?
Glucagon: Glucagon is a medication that can be given in an emergency to bring up blood sugars if a diabetic is unconscious and unable to take something by mouth. If blood sugars are dropping excessively in a diabetic it means a change has to be made in medication to avoid hypoglycemia to begin with. That is far more desirable than taking medication to bring it up once it is too low. ...Read more
What causes Glioblastoma in brainstem, & high grade glioma in brainstem in young adults?Thought brainstem had no glial cells to cause this in adults?
It's just bad luck: There are a few genetic syndromes that increase risk for glioblastoma / "high grade glioma", but beyond this it's simply a misfortune. All cancers arise from random mutations -- these are totally dumb luck. Anybody who told you that the brainstem has no glial cells is somebody you either misunderstood or simply shouldn't listen to. It's got a lot more glia than neurons like the rest of the brain. ...Read more
Can protein increase blood sugar levels in a type 2 Diabetic, when they are on a low carb diet. ?
No: Low blood surgar is dangerous as the brain and then other parts of the body are no longer able to function. Patients may become somewhat irritable and jittery and what they say often fails to make sense. They will often pass out and only if given glucose or glucagon will they survive. This is very dangerous. Make sure the intake of carbohydrate is adequate. Diabetics getting too much insulin same. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer