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How can I tell if I have hypoglycemia?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Define

Hi. Please define hypoglycemia.
If you're not taking diabetes drugs, true pathological hypoglycemia is vanishingly rare. Did you become confused, lose consciousness, have a seizure? If not, there is a popular self-diagnosis of "hypoglycemia" that isn't real. There are rare syndromes where tumors or other conditions can cause hypoglycemia; bet you don't have one. See an endocrinologist if indicated

In brief: Define

Hi. Please define hypoglycemia.
If you're not taking diabetes drugs, true pathological hypoglycemia is vanishingly rare. Did you become confused, lose consciousness, have a seizure? If not, there is a popular self-diagnosis of "hypoglycemia" that isn't real. There are rare syndromes where tumors or other conditions can cause hypoglycemia; bet you don't have one. See an endocrinologist if indicated
Dr. Thomas Knecht
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Dr. Horacio Capote
Psychiatry

In brief: Blood Test

This is best evaluated by lab-work or a finger stick glucometer.
It is also good to note the hypoglycemia's relationship to other events such as eating, exercise, or the time of the day.

In brief: Blood Test

This is best evaluated by lab-work or a finger stick glucometer.
It is also good to note the hypoglycemia's relationship to other events such as eating, exercise, or the time of the day.
Dr. Horacio Capote
Dr. Horacio Capote
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