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What does hypoglycemia mean?

What does hypoglycemia mean?

Low blood sugar: Hypoglycemia another term for low blood sugar. But it doesn't mean you need more sugar. It means you need less. It means your body doesn't process sugars properly and you need less of them. ...Read more

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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more


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How can i have high insulin resistance and hypoglycemia at the same time? Does this mean i am diabetic?

How can i have high insulin resistance and hypoglycemia at the same time? Does this mean i am diabetic?

Insulin resistance: Hi. When your body is insulin resistant, your pancreas, as long as it's able, secretes a larger amount of insulin to overcome the resistance; the larger amount of insulin may actually push your blood sugar to the lower end. You may not be diabetic at all, as long as your pancreas can secrete enough insulin to overcome the insulin resistance, although you're at risk. Eat healthily and exercise. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have the symptoms of hypoglycemia, yet your blood sugar is within normal limits?

What does it mean if you have the symptoms of hypoglycemia, yet your blood sugar is within normal limits?

It means you don't: Have hypoglycemia. The symptoms of "hypoglycemia" are not due to low sugar, but a drop in sugar from a higher level back to normal. This is what the body is supposed to do. This occurs in people who are overweight and Insulin resistant. Start eating less, and exercising more to lose weight and lower your chances of developing diabetes in the near future. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have the symptoms of hypoglycemia, yet your blood sugar is within normal limits?

What does it mean if you have the symptoms of hypoglycemia, yet your blood sugar is within normal limits?

The symptoms: Of "hypoglycemia" are not due to low sugar, but a drop in sugar from a higher level back to normal. This is what the body is supposed to do. This occurs in people who are overweight and Insulin resistant. Start eating less, and exercising more to lose weight and lower your chances of developing diabetes in the near future. ...Read more

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What to do if I have arm shaking and an urgent need to eat and when I eat this symptom disappears does that mean that What to do if I have hypoglycemia?

What to do if I have arm shaking and an urgent need to eat and when I eat this symptom disappears does that mean that What to do if I have hypoglycemia?

Not hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia is vanishingly rare. Symptoms include nervousness, sweating, hunger, anxiety, blurred vision, fatigue, fast heart rate, etc. -- however unless you have diabetes and are on Insulin or other medication, have renal or liver disease, cancer or prior stomach surgery -- then true hypoglycemia neveer occurs in human beings. If it a very frequently and incorrectly made diagnosis. ...Read more

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Do abnormally low blood sugar levels mean I have hypoglycemia?

Do abnormally low blood sugar levels mean I have hypoglycemia?

Yes.: Hypoglycemia is abnormally low blood sugar levels. Though laboratories have different cut-offs, usually a blood sugar less than 70 mg/dl is considered low. Normally, the body regulates blood sugar to prevent extremely high or low blood sugar. There are some serious and some not so serious causes for hypoglycemia, and a thorough evaluation with appropriate testing is in order. ...Read more

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Diag w/ reactive hypoglycemia years ago. Just had a fasting insulin number of 8 (9-29 range) what does this mean? Strong family diabetes. I'm small

Doesn't mean much: Independent of a concomitant glucose an Insulin level doesn't mean much. If blood sugar is high, low, or normal with an Insulin level of 8 uu/ml, the interpretation is completely different. ...Read more

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I have high levels of hct and hgb what could that mean? I have always had cold fingers and toes with a bluish look to them. I also have hypoglycemia.

I have high levels of hct and hgb what could that mean? I have always had cold fingers and toes with a bluish look to them. I also have hypoglycemia.

Polycythemia: Elevated HGB and hct are called polycythemia. This can be caused by any condition that causes low oxygen levels in the blood such as heart or lung disease, or it may be caused by bone marrow problems. In any event, with your bluish fingers and toes pointing to low oxygen, you should see a doctor about this. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more