How can diabetes cause low blood sugar?

The medications. The meds that lower high blood sugar can not automatically adjust if you skip a meal or increase your activity. During these conditions low blood sugar developes. The symptoms must be recognized and treated. Low blood sugar is dangerous.

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What are the causes and complications of low blood sugar if you have diabetes?

Yes it can. Low blood sugar can be caused by not eating enough at times but don't eat too much, you might have to eat 4-5 very small meals a day to stay steady. Too much Insulin or other diabetic meds can do it as well. Read more...

What causes people with diabetes to sweat profusely when they have a low blood sugar?

'adrenaline' Brain uses only sugar for energy; if it perceives a low blood sugar it tells the body to produce multiple chemicals , whose effects are to increase sugar level in blood. This includes epineprine/ catecholamines, which is commonly known as 'adrenaline'- side effect of it is to make heart beat fast and cause sweatyness, jittery, nervousness sensations. Read more...

Is diabetes related to low blood sugar or not?

Yes, in many ways. 1. Before a patient at risk for diabetes gets diabetes, they may have late 'post-prandial hypoglycemia' 2. If on sulfonylureas / glinides or Insulin can get hypoglycemia discuss in detail with your md! Read more...

What are symptoms of diabetes and low blood sugar?

Many symptoms. Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can cause shakiness, weakness, ravenous appetite, confusion, sweating, increased heart rate, and even passing out. High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) often does not have symptoms until it is very high (over 300), when people can then experience thirst and frequent urination, blurred vision, rapid weight changes, mental changes, and also unconsciousness. Read more...

Does having low blood sugar does mean you have diabetes?

No . Lower blood sugars are healthy. Problems with low(abnormal ) blood sugars sometime might predispose a person to diabetes later on but even that is a very debatable point. Read more...
Possibly. Many years before overt diabetes starts, someone at genetic risk can loss 'first-phase 'insulin release, resulting in an imbalance of sugar to Insulin levels 4-5 hours after eating, especially with simple sugars=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...

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...

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

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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...