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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. Sheila Smith
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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 hypoglcemia is generally caused by eating foods which spike your blood sugar, causing an increase in Insulin levels. The Insulin then takes the sugar out of your blood into the cells and causes a sudden drop in blood sugar. Usually eating foods with a low glycemic index (simple carbohydrates, sweets) will cause this. Eating protein or fat with your carbs will help prevent it. ...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