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I have diabetes and frequently have anxiety attacks. Could my sugar levels be affecting that?

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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

Do you check your blood sugar levels with fingersticks? Can you notice if they are low during panic times? Does the anxiety go away if you drink some orange juice? If so, it sounds like hypoglycemia or low blood sugar.

In brief: Absolutely

Do you check your blood sugar levels with fingersticks? Can you notice if they are low during panic times? Does the anxiety go away if you drink some orange juice? If so, it sounds like hypoglycemia or low blood sugar.
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Hypoglycermia

Yes. Excessive drops in blood sugar can cause attacks of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) that can cause anxiety, shaking, hunger, fainting or blackouts.
You should discuss this with your doctor immediately to modify your diabetic program.

In brief: Hypoglycermia

Yes. Excessive drops in blood sugar can cause attacks of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) that can cause anxiety, shaking, hunger, fainting or blackouts.
You should discuss this with your doctor immediately to modify your diabetic program.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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