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Sometimes I have altered mood and shakiness. Am I getting hypoglycemia?

Sometimes I have altered mood and shakiness. Am I getting hypoglycemia?

Yes: If you eat a lot of sweets, little protein and go long periods between eating, it is most likely hypoglycemia. Shakiness and altered mood are classic symptoms of hypoglycemia. Eating protein only for breakfast, eliminating sweets and artificial sweeteners and eating small protein snacks every 2 hours can eliminate the hypoglycemia symptoms. Hypoglycemia can be misdiagnosed as bipolar & adhd. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Mood (Definition)

Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and ...Read more


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Have severe anxiety disorder. I get very shaky and anxious especially after consuming high amounts of sugar. Worried i have hypoglycemia. No diabetes.

Have severe anxiety disorder. I get very shaky and anxious especially after consuming high amounts of sugar. Worried i have hypoglycemia. No diabetes.

Some suggestions: Find a CBT therapist you can work well with. Don't consume high amounts of sugar. Discuss your concern w/ the Dr who gave you neg results for diabetes - they'll have that info. Find a CBT therapist you can work well with. (I know, I already said that - but it's a really good idea!) ...Read more

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Can you get hypoglycemia without diabetes?

Can you get hypoglycemia without diabetes?

Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia can be a warning signal of pre-diabetes. But, it does not have to mean that. It can come from not eating much, being dehydrated, exercising too much. So without much more history from you that is the first thoughts that come to my mind. ...Read more

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How can people get hypoglycemia w/o diabetes?

How can people get hypoglycemia w/o diabetes?

Most common: is they have EARLY impaired bet-cell function- lose first-phase insulin release; so second phase insulin release increased so much, it can cause low sugar 4-6 hours after eating see MD for evaluation; often just stopping simple sugars can manage symptoms ...Read more

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What is reactive hypoglycemia and can you get this from eating?

What is reactive hypoglycemia and can you get this from eating?

Yes...: Reactive hypoglycemia is defined as a drop in blood sugar after of eating, usually a meal high in sugar or carbohydrates. There is some controversy over the diagnosis and it is not a "formally" recognized D.C., however, clinically it is something that in my opinion & the endocrinologist I know clearly exists & guidelines for its tx exist. It often occurs in people w a FH of DM or pre-DM. ...Read more

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Whats the best test to get done to confirm reactive hypoglycemia?

Whats the best test to get done to confirm reactive 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. A glucose tolerance test (if you've had one) is not and never will be a valid diagnostic test for hypoglycemia. Don't waste your money o GTT or any fad diets of treatments. Lose wt if heavy. ...Read more

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Could you give me some advice to get rid of hypoglycemia?

Could you give me some advice to get rid of hypoglycemia?

4 reactive hypoglyce: Eat only meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry and low starch veggies, drink only water. In other words avoid all carbs, carbs will only briefly raise your sugar levels and then your Insulin levels. The fats in the meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry will act like a "log on your metabolic fire" to keep your blood sugar stable for hours without raising insulin. ...Read more

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Will children too get hypoglycemia?

Will children too get hypoglycemia?

Sure: A number of different conditions result in hypoglycemia in children: overdose of tylenol, (acetaminophen) accidental ingestion of glucose lowering drugs or alcohol, inborn errors of metabolism, ketotic hypoglycemia, etc. ...Read more

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Could anybody get severe hypoglycemia?

No: No, not anyone. You would need to take a drug that CAUSES hypoglycemia (insulin is the best example, although there is a category of pills that can also do it). There are extremely rare insulin-secreting pancreatic tumors that can cause hypoglycemia (and other even rarer tumors). But metabolically normal people can't get severe hypoglycemia. To your health! ...Read more

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When should I get tested for hypoglycemia?

When should I get tested for hypoglycemia?

If you have SX!: Hypoglycemia causes jitteriness and shakes. It most commonly occurs in pre-diabetics. Family history is important. A glucose tolerance test is most important to determine if you are prone to this. Dietary changes will minimize this from happening! it is a common feature of metabolic syndrome! ...Read more

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What is hypoglycemia, and why would you get it?

Low blood sugar: Hypoglycemia is a scientific term for low blood sugar. Anyone can get it. It is the result of your sugar metabolism mechanism being oversensitive to eating sugar in that it puts out a rush of minsulin in response and therefore the blood sugar is driven low. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get hypoglycemia?

How common is it for somebody to get hypoglycemia?

True hypo? Rare: People often think they are hypoglycemic, but very few people actually have measurably low glucose unless they are on diabetes medication ( in which case it is very common). ...Read more

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Why do I get the symptoms of hypoglycemia but I am not hypoglycaemic?

Why do I get the symptoms of hypoglycemia but I am not hypoglycaemic?

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. Don't waste your money on a GTT or any fad diets of treatments. Lose wt if heavy. ...Read more

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Can i get some information regarding 'hypoglycemia at home' that i need to perform a micro presentation. ?

Can i get some information regarding 'hypoglycemia at home' that i need to perform a micro presentation. ?

Search Internet: Of course, since you're on this site, you could search this site, too! but for starters, check out the following sites that i found just be searching the internet: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/diabetic-hypoglycemia/ds01166, http://www.Diabetes.Org/living-with-diabetes/treatment-and-care/blood-glucose-control/hypoglycemia-low-blood.Html & http://www.Medicinenet.Com/hypoglycemia/article.Htm. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get rid of hypoglycemia?

How long does it take to get rid of hypoglycemia?

Can be instantaneous: If the person is receiving IV fluids, hypoglycemia can be reversed nearly instantaneously. If you mean bouts of reactive hypoglycemia in someone not in a hospital or on iv's, it can take longer. In someone ambulatory, drinking orange juice is an efficient way because blood sugar rises quickly. ...Read more

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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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Are there some genetic reasons I get hypoglycemia off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get hypoglycemia off and on?

Yes: Underlying Insulin production or resistance issues may be genetic and are easily identified and treated but there are nonn gentetic reasons as well such as diet and physical activityif the hyopoglycemia is on and off keep a diary of what you ate prior to the episode and what your physical activty was, identify a pattern it sounds more related to something you are doing rather than genetic. ...Read more

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What is the name for the cycle that obese people get with hypoglycemia?

Reactive Hypoglycemi: You may be referring to reactive hypoglycemia which occurs with disordered phase one/phase two Insulin secretion in the presence of Insulin resistance which is much more common in the obese. ...Read more

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Can you have hypoglycemia without having diabetes , I have all the symptoms which then get better when i eat?

Yes, but uncommon: The symptoms of hypoglycemia are the same as many other things. There are hypoglycemic conditions, but they are actually uncommon, although there are people who will try to convince you otherwise. Talk to your doctor. You can also buy (fairly cheap) a glucometer at your local pharmacy and check your blood glu when you think it is low. Make sure you calibrate and follow instructions. ...Read more