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Can high blood sugar cause diabetes?

Can high blood sugar cause diabetes?

Diabetes: High blood sugar is the result ; not cause of diabetes. The cause of diabetes is Insulin whether absent in type1; deficient or resistance in type2 or gestational. Some risk factors like sugary drinks, obesity, age, stress, infection or dawn phenomenon predispose a person to diabetes. Hope it helps. Thanks. ...Read more

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What are low blood sugar symptoms?

What are low blood sugar symptoms?

Hypoglycemia: blurry vision rapid heartbeat sudden mood changes sudden nervousness unexplained fatigue pale skin headache hunger shaking sweating difficulty sleeping skin tingling trouble thinking clearly or concentrating loss of consciousness ...Read more

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Could consuming low glycemic index sugar lead to diabetes?

Could consuming low glycemic index sugar lead to diabetes?

Can be tricky: Glycemic index refers to the impact that food has on the blood sugar level. Some foods are absorbed very rapidly and raise the blood sugar rapidly (sugar, simple carbohydrates) while others have very low impact on blood sugar and thus a low glycemic index (meats, fat). There are some "sugars" promoted as low glycemic index, but this almost is contradictory. Moderation is the key with diabetes risk. ...Read more

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What can cause high insulin with low blood sugar? Besides insulinomas? 54-69 blood sugar 11-22 insulin when low.

What can cause high insulin with low blood sugar? Besides insulinomas? 54-69 blood sugar 11-22 insulin when low.

Not much: Really besides insulinomas(which are exceptionally rare, so rare that even the largest of academic instutions have seen a large number of these cases) and people accidentally or purposefully administering too much insulin. But to be able to better interpret the data you provided, more information around the circumstances when these numbers were acquired is necessary. ...Read more

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Does heroin cause low blood sugar diabetics?

Does heroin cause low blood sugar diabetics?

Generally not: But if you do not eat and take medication as prescribed, both high and low sugars are possible. Why not seek help with your heroin drug problem before you destroy your body and your life? ...Read more

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Would having hyperthyroid problems cause high blood sugar levels?

Would having hyperthyroid problems cause high blood sugar levels?

Maybe impaired: The effects of thyroid hormone on blood glucose is complex. Insulin levels may be increased, but there is also resistance to Insulin action. Often, fasting glucose is not affected, but glucose may increase more after a meal (i.e. Impaired glucose tolerance). All this should improve when the thyroid is treated, unless you are also developing diabetes. ...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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Sugar problem high?

Let me help: Diabetes is a condition where the glucose or sugar levels are too high in the blood. Go and check it out to be sure. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroid issues cause high blood sugar levels?

Can hyperthyroid issues cause high blood sugar levels?

Not usually: Hyperthyroidism due to graves' is associated with an increased risk of type 1 dm. Talk to your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Can my sugar levels indicate diabetes?

Can my sugar levels indicate diabetes?

Diabetes: The diagnosis of diabetes is based having either a fasting blood glucose (from a blood draw) of 126 mg/dl on 2 separate days or a random blood glucose of 200 one time with symptoms like increase thirst and urination. Other test like a glucose tolerance test and a hemoglobin a1c can also be used to diagnosis diabetes. ...Read more

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Could eating sugar cause diabetes?

Could eating sugar cause diabetes?

No: Diabetes is secondary to reduced or absent insulin production, insulin resistance or production of defective insulin. Eating sugar increases insulin output but does not cause diabetes. A diabetic cannot tolerate the sugar and would have a very high glucose after eating sugar ...Read more

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Why is low blood sugar levels such health risk in diabetes?

Why is low blood sugar levels such  health risk in diabetes?

High risk of injury: The main risk s of low blood sugars are injuries and brain damage.. Most of the body can switch to alternate energy sources if there is too little glucose in the blood. Brain cells, however, can only utilize glucose. Prolonged severe low sugars can cause seizures and permanent brain damage directly. Lows can also make the brain unable to help you prevent injuries (falls, car crashes). ...Read more

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Diagnosed with high blood sugar with no symptoms of diabetes?

Diagnosed with high blood sugar with no symptoms of diabetes?

Get care: Half the people with diabetes have no symptoms. However, the disease is doing damage to your organs. Please see your doctor for control of blood sugar to prevent heart disease, kidney failure, blindness, loss of limb etc. ...Read more

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Does sugar cause diabetes?

Does sugar cause diabetes?

No: Sugar by itself does not cause diabetes. Diabetes is the inability to metabolize sugar due to lack / resistance to insulin; the pancreas produce Insulin among other hormones which help in the metabolism of glucose (sugar); those who consume lots of sugar may cause their pancreas to over work and if they were prone to diabetes may develop the disease earlier. Obesity may cause resistance to insulin. ...Read more

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Niacin and blood sugar or diabetes?

Niacin and blood sugar or diabetes?

Increase blood sugar: Increase blood sugars is a side effect seen with niacin.( a dose-related effect). Close blood glucose monitoring is advised for diabetics/ potentially diabetic patients during treatment with niacin; adjustment of diet and/or antidiabetic therapy may be necessary. See your physician for evaluation and care. ...Read more

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Is having high blood sugar levels a sign of diabetes?

Is having high blood sugar levels a sign of diabetes?

High blood sugars: Are = diabetes: fasting sugar 100-125 is pre-diabetes and > 2-hrs after eating 140-199 is prediabetes. Fasting 126 and higher and > 2 hours after eating 200 and greater is diabetes. ...Read more

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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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All the symptoms of low blood sugar possible to be seen in people without diabetes drugs?

Yes: Low blood sugar can be seen in people not on diabetes drugs. A lot of times, you think you have low blood sugar but you actually don't. The only way to know is to check your bs during the times you think you have low blood sugar. If it's indeed low, go see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have all the symptoms of diabetes except my blood sugar is always too low?

What to do if I have all the symptoms of diabetes except my blood sugar is always too low?

Complicated: Complicated symptoms like these are best discussed with your doctor who will listen to you, give you an examination, and probably do some testing to see what's wrong. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of labrynitis similar to the symptoms of low blood sugar is it possible to have both . I don't have diabetes?

Are the symptoms of labrynitis similar to the symptoms of low blood sugar is it possible to have both . I don't have diabetes?

Not necessarily: Labyrinthitis is the inflammation or abnormality in the semicircular canals causing dizziness esp with head movement, there may be nausea. When one has low blood sugar, they have dizziness more like feeling light, sweating, unable to focus, weak, tired, and feeling of doom to even passing out. They do overlap so be careful. Diabetics should be aware and check bs to make sure. ...Read more

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Is sugar craving a common symptom of diabetes?

Is sugar craving a common symptom of diabetes?

No: It is just sign that you like sweets.N theory it also might be sign of insufficient level of sugar in your blood, very much alike thirt is sigh of insufficient water in your body. Go to your doctor and be evaluated. ...Read more

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If I have diabetes, why do my sugars go so low early in the morning?

If I have diabetes, why do my sugars go so low early in the morning?

What is low?: What would you define as low? For example, if your morning reading is 80, and you feel great, than thats fine. If it's 80 and you feel clammy and terrible, then perhaps it is too low. A lot of times, it has to do with the dosing of medications you take the day or night before. Check your finger sticks regularly, have your doctor analyze them in reference to the meds you are on. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a struggle with my diabetes - lots of trouble with random highs and low sugars?

Coaching: You need to contact the diabetes treatment team near you because there are to many things that alter your blood sugar that you might be unawear off. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of diabetes the symptoms of high blood sugar only?

Are the symptoms of diabetes the symptoms of high blood sugar only?

Diabetes Insipidus: Diabetes mellitus (dm) causes high blood sugars, and very high sugars can cause an increase in urine production. With diabetes insipidus (di), the kidney does not respond to a hormone that tells it to make less urine (vasopressin). So, the kidneys put more water into the urine than they should, and these people urinate more (and are always drinking water to compensate). ...Read more

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What are symptoms of more advanced sugar diabetes?

What are symptoms of more advanced sugar diabetes?

Several: Common complications of diabetes include changes in sensation in your feet and legs which can lead to pain, blindness, heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, and poor wound healing possibly leading to infection and amputation. ...Read more

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Is there a medication for minor low sugar diabetes.

Is there a medication for minor low sugar diabetes.

Unclear : You are not clear about what you mean. Do you have diabetes? Have you been formally diagnosed? Minor low sugar diabetes is not a diagnosis. If you are diagnosed with diabetes the starting on Metformin (Glucophage) usually the first line treatment. Please talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can someone with sugar diabetes go out of control when his sugar gets low?

Yes : Low blood sugar or hypoglycemia is a common cause of altered mental status in diabetics. The treatment regimen should be reviewed and adjusted to prevent this dangerous complication. ...Read more

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What can cause unstable blood sugars (highs and lows) other than type 1 and 2 diabetes?

What can cause unstable blood sugars (highs and lows) other than type 1 and 2 diabetes?

Varying glucose: Need more information by what you mean by high and low sugar. This will depend if you are in fasting state or after having eaten. So can vary from 60 fasting to 180 in a normal. Without talking to you and examining you I cannot suggest any of the many causes of more variable blood glucose. ...Read more

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If a baby born with low sugar at the beginning, does he have a higher risk of diabetes later?

If a baby born with low sugar at the beginning, does he have a higher risk of diabetes later?

Likely Depends onMom: Bg is typically just a spot measurement with relatively poor correlation to sugar concentration over time & many methods, eg. The finger-tip bleed method, are not that accurate, in addition to being only momentary values. On the other hand, if your dad & esp. Mom had considerable body fat and/or were diabetic & newborn's low bg is related to their behaviors & tx, then yes, likely a big correlation. ...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 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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Why is low blood sugar levels such health risk in diabetes?

High risk of injury: The main risk s of low blood sugars are injuries and brain damage.. Most of the body can switch to alternate energy sources if there is too little glucose in the blood. Brain cells, however, can only utilize glucose. Prolonged severe low sugars can cause seizures and permanent brain damage directly. Lows can also make the brain unable to help you prevent injuries (falls, car crashes). ...Read more

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How is it that low blood sugar levels are a health risk in diabetes?

Need sugar to live: Your brain can only use sugar to function so if the sugar drops too low it can lead to serious affects from symptoms of confusion, sweating, nausea, heart racing and more seriously seizures and passing out and coma if the sugar is very low <40. ...Read more

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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