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Doctor insights on: What Do Diabetics Suffer From If They Get Low Blood Glucose Levels Caused By Excess Insulin

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If you're diabetic (type 2) on insulin and have a hypo how much glucose or dextrose is required in order to increase blood sugar levels by 1 mmol?

If you're diabetic (type 2) on insulin and have a hypo how much glucose or dextrose is required in order to increase blood sugar levels by 1 mmol?

Hypoglycemia: There is no precise answer. It depends on how much Insulin you took, what you ate, how fast the glucose falls, etc. If you have a severe reaction, you need to eat, but sometimes people with diabetes take in too much glucose, causing wide swings in blood glucose when in fact only a little glucose is needed. Glucose tablets give you a measured amount of sugar which you can regulate. ...Read more

Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


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How come people get low blood sugar from having diabetes?

How come people get low blood sugar from having diabetes?

Vast majority: Of times related to sulfonylureas or Insulin therapy not used correctly by patient or md we have 8 drug classes approved for diabetes control before need Insulin that don't cause hypoglycemia, and are now preferred! ...Read more

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How painful is it to die from high blood sugar if you have type 2 diabetes?

How painful is it to die from high blood sugar if you have type 2 diabetes?

No: As a rule of thumb, people don't die from high sugar nowadays provided that care is right and given timely. It is low sugar that has incomparably more chances to lead to death, even for patient in the hospital. ...Read more

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What are the recommended blood sugar levels and when do you go on insulin if diagnosed with gestational diabetes?

What are the recommended blood sugar levels and when do you go on insulin if diagnosed with gestational diabetes?

Over 150: If you have been diagnosed with gdm, you can safely take glucophage (metformin) but if not controlled you would need insulin. If your readings were consistently above 150 you would need insulin. ...Read more

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What can cause my body to produce low blood sugar and high insulin levels?

What can cause my body to produce low blood sugar and high insulin levels?

Pre or type 2 DM: The most common cause of high Insulin levels and low blood sugars in adults is Insulin resistance/hyperinsulinemia. Those with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes have high Insulin levels to compensate for the body's resistance. However, the body loses its ability to guage how much Insulin one needs and can overshoot to cause low blood sugar. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if people with type 1 diabetes don't make insulin how come they get low blood sugar?

Could you tell me if people with type 1 diabetes don't make insulin how come they get low blood sugar?

Overtreatment: All type 1 dms are eventually dependent on externally injected Insulin for survival.It is a complex and fragile protine molecule that binds to glucose and carries it across cell walls so it can be used.The amount given is calculated to match the existing need, but may be in excess.The excess pulls glucose out of the blood into cells causing low blood sugar levels in the circulating blood. ...Read more

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Can impaired fasting glucose be cured? If not how to stop it from developing type 2 diabetes

Can impaired fasting glucose be cured?  If not how to stop it from developing type 2 diabetes

Diet, weight loss: Impaired fasting glucose is a warning sign that you are at risk of diabetes. Typically, being overweight or eating a high carb diet can exacerbate this problem. If there is a family history of diabetes, that also increases your risk. Weight control is essential, and you should minimize carbs and sugars like soda, alcohol, bread, pasta, rice, and desserts. Regular exercise is also beneficial. ...Read more

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Can sugar rise in a person having diabetes if they are dehydrated! Thanks?

Can sugar rise in a person having diabetes if they are dehydrated! Thanks?

Diabetes: Yes, sugar can/will rise if you do not look after yourself. Dehydration is not a good idea! At age 43 I presume you have only recently been diagnosed with diabetes. You must see an Endocrinologist as soon as possible. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Is being insulin resistant an easy thing to diagnose? Been checked for diabetes, sugar levels ok.Does that necessarily mean i'm not insulin resistant?

Is being insulin resistant an easy thing to diagnose? Been checked for diabetes, sugar levels ok.Does that necessarily mean i'm not insulin resistant?

Insulin resistance: Insulin resistance is the underlying pathology of most type 2 diabetics and is a common consequence of obesity. It can be diagnosed by a glucose tolerance test. Other characteristics of diabetes can be measured, such as hemoglobin a1c and fasting glucose, triglyceride, body mass index, waist circumference. Insulin resistance is also seen in polycystic ovary syndrome. ...Read more

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How low dose ur blood sugar need to be to get into high ketone levels if ur trying to loss wieght. My blood surgar levels are at 100. I'm on low carb.

How low dose ur blood sugar need to be to get into high ketone levels if ur trying to loss wieght. My blood surgar levels are at 100. I'm on low carb.

You can't: lose weight that way, so stop trying. All you'll lose is water, which you'll quickly regain. Be happy your sugar is normal and eat less if you want to lose weight. You can't get your ketone levels up, as they all go out in the urine -- unless you have type 1 diabetes and then ketones in the blood are a medical emergency. ...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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How to reduce creatinine level from 4.9, having protein in urine of 67 mg. Person also have fasting blood sugar of 160 and now slowly coming to normal?

How to reduce creatinine level from 4.9, having protein in urine of 67 mg. Person also have fasting blood sugar of 160 and now slowly coming to normal?

Lowering creatinine: It seems as if this person has diabetes. Apparently, this person has seen a physician. The creatinine (c) is dependent on a person's sex, age, weight and race. To know what the renal function, a 24 hour urine for (c) clearance and protein needs to be done as well as a renal ultrasound. Go to physician and have the glucose controlled. The c may not go down but may not increase with therapy ...Read more

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I'm prediabetes & sugar level is 240 so can I eat peaches or which fruits are good who couldn't increase sugar level or can control, suggest me?

I'm prediabetes & sugar level is 240 so can I eat peaches or which fruits are good who couldn't increase sugar level or can  control, suggest me?

Diabetes: If you have a sugar of 240 you probably have diabetes. You need to see your doctor and discuss medications. All fruits have a fair amount of sugars in them so you need to eat them sparingly. Sugars should not go over 150 even in diabetics. Please see a diabetic educator or nutritionist about a diabetic diet. ...Read more

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Glucose (Definition)

Glucose is the basic sugar molecule and the source of energy throughout the living kingdom. We are programmed to easily detect it by taste in our foods as it is desirable but can be overdone with the modern diet. It gets out of control ...Read more


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Insulin (Definition)

A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of ...Read more