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Could it be possible for low blood sugar to become diabetes?

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Symptoms

Symptoms similar to hypoglycemia might be expirienced by type 2 diabetics prior to diagnosis for 2 reasons: a quick fluctuation from high to not so high blood sugar may give sucn symptoms and second you might be producing a lot of Insulin already but not be completly resistant to it and have occacional real low blood sugars.

In brief: Symptoms

Symptoms similar to hypoglycemia might be expirienced by type 2 diabetics prior to diagnosis for 2 reasons: a quick fluctuation from high to not so high blood sugar may give sucn symptoms and second you might be producing a lot of Insulin already but not be completly resistant to it and have occacional real low blood sugars.
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Precursor

Hypoglycemia is seen commonly in patients with type 2 diabetes and those with pre-diabetes.
As a result of Insulin resistance, the pancreas makes more insulin. What it can't do is gauge exactly how much to secrete, which is part of the dysfunction. As a result, the pancreas can overshoot what the body needs ultimately causing low blood sugar.

In brief: Precursor

Hypoglycemia is seen commonly in patients with type 2 diabetes and those with pre-diabetes.
As a result of Insulin resistance, the pancreas makes more insulin. What it can't do is gauge exactly how much to secrete, which is part of the dysfunction. As a result, the pancreas can overshoot what the body needs ultimately causing low blood sugar.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine

In brief: High insulin

The common denominator in these two conditions is high Insulin levels (almost always related to excess sugar and carb intake).
Initially the high Insulin causes a reactive hypoglycemia, however over time, the chronically high Insulin levels lead to "insulin resistance". When your Insulin no longer works your blood sugars will rise and you develop diabetes. This is 100% preventable wi proper diet.

In brief: High insulin

The common denominator in these two conditions is high Insulin levels (almost always related to excess sugar and carb intake).
Initially the high Insulin causes a reactive hypoglycemia, however over time, the chronically high Insulin levels lead to "insulin resistance". When your Insulin no longer works your blood sugars will rise and you develop diabetes. This is 100% preventable wi proper diet.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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