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Doctor insights on: Ketotic Hypoglycemia Symptoms

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Is Non-Diabetic Hypoglycemia overdiagnosed?

Is Non-Diabetic Hypoglycemia overdiagnosed?

Reactive hypogly. : If you're referring to reactive hypoglycemia, then that to which you refer is fairly common. It's related to the overly brisk response of the pancreas to ingestion of simple sugar. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hyperglycemic hyperosmolar nonketotic syndrome?

What are the symptoms of hyperglycemic hyperosmolar nonketotic syndrome?

Many: The most obvious sign of a hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state is an alteration in mental status or functioning. People may become lethargic or drowsy, confused, or even delirious. In severe cases a person may become unresponsive. Occasionally they can have seizures, visual problems, and movement or sensory problems. This is a dangerous condition that need immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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What is hyperglycemic hyperosmolar nonketotic syndrome?

What is hyperglycemic hyperosmolar nonketotic syndrome?

Very high sugar: This occurs when the sugar gets very high, usually over 600. Because of the very high sugar the blood becomes very viscous, the patient is dehydrated and may become very lethargic or pass out. ...Read more

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How's hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic coma treated?

How's hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic coma treated?

Insulin and fluid: Insulin and saline are administered intravenously and other medications added depending on the clinical findings and lab tests. ...Read more

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Episodes of hypoglycemia?

Episodes of hypoglycemia?

No: In my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of reactive hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if you're overweight the symptoms are a natural response to your glucose level returning to normal. It is not hypoglycemia, which doesn't occur unless you're receiving treatment for diabetes or have had GI surgery, cancer, severe liver or kidney disease. ...Read more

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Are hypoglycemia and hypotension related?

Are hypoglycemia and hypotension related?

Hypotension: The symptoms of hypoglycemia and hypotension culd occasionally be confused. Patients with hypoglycemia might feel near fainting, sweats, tremors and food craving. Patient with hypotension might feel near fainting, but usually no sweats, or food craving, but might be thirsty. ...Read more

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What are some common symptoms from fasting hypoglycemia?

What are some common symptoms from fasting hypoglycemia?

Not on insulin?: If you are non- diabetic, and not taking meds, then unless severe (passing out) from Insulin tumor, consider the less severe. ...Read more

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Can Wilson's disease cause low T3, (liothyronine) hypoglycemia & occasional hypokalemia?

Can Wilson's disease cause low T3, (liothyronine) hypoglycemia & occasional hypokalemia?

Why do you ask?: Wilson's disease is a deadly genetic disease involving the liver and brain; you either have it or you don't, and any practicing physician can make the call. This isn't how it presents but if you're concerned, ask. "Wilson's syndrome" is a fad diagnosis involving thyroid, promoted by an individual without credentials, and anyone who reads the symptom list will usually think they have it. ...Read more

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What is hypoglycemia or recurring hypoglycemia?

What is hypoglycemia or recurring hypoglycemia?

Low blood glucose: Or low sugar. If recurring or repeating, work up is warranted. ...Read more

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How is a hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic coma treated?

How is a hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic coma treated?

Coma: It should be treated in an intensive care unit (ICU) with close monitoring of the blood glucose and other electrolytes (salts) and treatment to slowly decrease the blood glucose. ...Read more

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Could someone get ketonemia and ketonuria from hypoglycemia?

Could someone get ketonemia and ketonuria from hypoglycemia?

Sure: Normal body reaction to hypoglycemia includes generation of glucose from utilization of fat which results in ketonemia and ketonuria.. ...Read more

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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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How are glycosuria and hypoglycemia related?

How are glycosuria and hypoglycemia related?

No: Glycosuria means blood in the urine, most commonly associated with diabetes, whereas hypolglycemia means low blood sugar, seen if subjects have administered too much Insulin or have an insulinoma. (insulin producing tumor) they are not related as a result of sugar in the urine leaking from the kidney causing the blood sugar to fall. Good question but the two are not related. ...Read more

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Is hypoglycemia life-threatening?

Is hypoglycemia life-threatening?

Most of the time no: Hypoglycemia is just the blood sugar dropping down below normal limits. Most of the time this causes symptoms and can be taken care of rapidly. There may be a rare instance in which the blood sugar becomes very low and the person is unaware for many reasons, mainly due to being very ill, etc. Under these rare circunstances it may be life-threatening. ...Read more

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What is hypoglycemia, symptoms, causes, and what does it feel like to have?!

It means too little: Blood sugar. You can faint - feel ill, and weak. You can get a blood glucose monitor and have yoru doctor or nurse show you how to use it. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of reactive hypoglycemia?

Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia is a condition that occurs when your blood sugar (glucose) is too low. Blood sugar below 70 mg/dl is considered low. Blood sugar at or below this level can harm you. Symptoms may include dizziness, confusion, shakiness, feeling lightheaded, weakness, delerium, etc. ...Read more