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What happens when a diabetic's blood sugar get really low?

What happens when a diabetic's blood sugar get really low?

Hypoglycemia: Symptoms may include: feeling shaky, hot, hungry, irritable, dizzy, light headed, nausea, headache, loss of consciousness. Treatment would include taking in rapid acting glucose or glucagon by injection if unable to tolerate oral intake. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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• I am diabetic since 5 years,for the last 5 years my fasting blood glucose in between 125-134 mg/dL and my blood sugar level two hours after eati?

•	 I am diabetic since 5 years,for the last 5 years  my fasting  blood glucose in between 125-134 mg/dL and my  blood sugar level two hours after eati?

No specific question: The fasting blood sugar results you are providing do indeed point to diabetes. Are you under the care of a physician and being treated for the diabetes? If you are on medication I would advise that you follow up with your physician to discuss your results. Heed the lifestyle advice that your doctor gives you, changing your diet and exercising will greatly affect you long term outcome. ...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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Is it possible to get low blood sugar if you're not diabetic?

Is it possible to get low blood sugar if you're not diabetic?

Yes: Most normal people shouldn't, since the liver can always make glucose. However, if you have problems with your adrenal gland or a tumor that produces Insulin (insulinoma) it could happen. ...Read more

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If you blood sugar levels are low for a long time couldyou get diabetes?

If you blood sugar levels are low for a long time couldyou get diabetes?

Possibly: Many years before overt diabetes starts, someone at genetic risk of diabetes can lose 'first-phase 'insulin release, resulting in an imbalance of sugar-to- Insulin levels -low blood sugar- 4-5 hours after eating, especially with sweets. Treatment is avoid sweets sometimes need to treat with dpp-4 inhibitors- safe, no undue side effects see dm specialist as most internists unaware of this. ...Read more

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If your blood sugar levels are low for a long time can you get diabetes?

Maybe: Diabetes is typically elevated blood glucose levels but swings can be common. Low blood sugar acutely is more dangerous that short term elevated blood sugar. Follow this closely. ...Read more

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Not diabetic, have get very low blood sugar. Symptoms always changing or none at all. Wake up @night check it and it is 39. Worried i won't wake up!

Sleep disorder?: You may be experiencing these problems if you have a sleep related breathing disorder. If you are having problems getting to sleep, staying asleep, waking up several times a night, or excessive daytime sleepiness you should talk to your md for an evaluation of your sleep. Undiagnosed sleep problems are extremely common and can can be instrumental in creating prediabetic conditions. ...Read more

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When does a diabetic's blood sugar get low? Ever 1 hour after a meal? I haven 't been diagnosed diabetic but I've seen my BS = 65 1 hr after dinner.

When does a diabetic's blood sugar get low?  Ever 1 hour after a meal?  I haven 't been diagnosed diabetic but I've seen my BS = 65 1 hr after dinner.

Hypoglycemic: Normal blood sugar 1 to 2hours after a meal in non-diabetics is below 100mg/dl. The range is considered to be between 70 and 100. If yours falls below this you are considered to be in the hypoglycemic range but in as much as your are not on medications to lower your blood sugar or have a condition that will do this, or it continues to drop,it is not dangerous. If you have symptoms, see a doctor. ...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