Diabetes information hypoglycemia

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Avatar n tn Hi - I'm new here. I have pre-diabetes (about 2 years now) and have autoimmune degenerative neuropathy (CIDP for 26 years) unrelated to diabetes. I am not overweight, and am 32 years of age. My question is: does inflammation in the nervous system cause alterations in glucose metabolism? I'm currently having multiple daily bouts of hypoglycemia - my doctors can't/won't answer my question. I'm taking IVIG, Imuran and Ultram - no steroids or antidiabetics.
Avatar n tn After being forced from a young age to be so disciplined they miss the freedom that their peers have and then stop for a time managing their diabetes as they should. You really can't make your son control his diabetes even though I know how hard this must be for you. One thing that might help is if he could connect to other diabetics his age. You might want to check locally for a support group for young Type 1's. Or he can join an online forum.
Avatar n tn Hello Lolu, We are volunteers and not medical professionals, so your first instinct for your daughter to see a physician is a *must.* The symptoms you describe are often reported around diagnosis of diabetes; however, a blood test is needed for diagnosis as there are many things (such as the stress of med school) that can lead to many symptoms you reported.
Avatar n tn Hi eebelica, First, just a reminder that I'm not a doctor but a volunteer living with Type I diabetes for 12 years. I'm sorry to hear about your hypoglycemic attacks. Hypoglycemia can be scary, but it can be treated. I suggest you speak with your doctor, who can help you better control your blood sugar. Trsut me, beeing a diabetic and having had many hypoglycemic episodes I know what it's like to overeat to treat it.
Avatar n tn They asked if there was a family history of diabetes. Of course I said yes. On both sides. They then took his surgar levels. It was 34. I then realized this was BAD. When we got to the hosp. they did nothing for him. Now I'm being told there is NO WAY POSSIBLE that hypoglycemia can cause a seizure. I need real advice from someone. They want to lable him as epiletic. Can someone give me advice!
Avatar f tn You could also check 2 hours after eating to see how high you go. Many people find that hypoglycemia is the precursor to diabetes. For diet, I believe you should be eating a lower carb (avoid sugars), moderate protein, high fat diet. Small snacks of nuts, dried fruits, between meals. The problem with eating sugar all the time is that when you eat sugar you make your body produce extra insulin this is what later causes you to go low.
Avatar n tn My son has been diagnosed with ketotic hypoglycemia. He too is very skinny. He also complains of palpitations and his heart rate goes to about 160-180 by holter monitor but the cardiologist said his echo was normal and the monitor although it showed a fast hr it was sinus rhythm. When he stands up his heart rate goes faster but he is not dehydrated, we keep him well hydrated and his labs don't show dehydration. (nor a fever). In my family we have many autoimmune diseases.
Avatar n tn my 19 month old daughter has had low blod sugars since she was 3 months old we have just been told she has ketonic hypoglycemia (after thinking she has glycagen storage disease) i am not entirley convinced of this as her diet has gone down to virtualy nothiong she gets her nutrition via a gastostremy i dont no where i need to look on the net for further information please please can someone help me with this (i will provide more information if asked) thank you
Avatar n tn I am a little unclear if you have diabetes or if you are hypoglycemic, from you question. If you are hypoglycemic then www.hypoglycemia.org is a good website for some information. As for marijuana, I don't think there is a correlation between low blood sugars and using marijuana. I do know that it will lessen your ability to detect low blood sugars, anything mind altering is not advisable for a diabetic. And when you overloaded with sugar you were probably overcompensating.
Avatar n tn If she goes up to around 160 mg/dl and falls to 60 mg about 2 hours after meals then it's reactive hypoglycemia. This type of hypoglycemia does not lead to diabetes.
Avatar f tn I have an appointment on Thursday to be tested for both hypoglycemia and diabetes but I honestly don't think it will show anything, all the symptoms could be explained through anxiety, and the last time I had blood taken my blood sugar was slightly low (at 62 with 70 being the lowest it should be) so I don't think it could be diabetes. Any information on any of this would be incredibly appreciated, and a little something to maybe ease my mind about the tests because I'm nervous about them. P.S.
Avatar f tn I'm worried that my symptoms my be something serious. There is history of diabetes in my family but only in great aunts and uncles. I don't know what to do or how to get a doctor to run any tests of me besides taking blood. My biggest concern is the low heat tolorance I experence. As soon as I reach my limit I become dizzy and I feel a differnce in my breathing. Any information will be helpful.
190341 tn?1192166779 Those with Hypoglycemia go on to Pre-Diabetes and Type II Diabetes if treatment does not happen immediately. The treatment for Hypoglycemia is very similar to a Diabetic except your sugar intake is lowered even more. For example, you cannot eat bananas or grapes, not at all. No candy, cake, cookies at all. Someone asked, and that is it. You should see a nutritionist after you are diagnosed with Hypoglycemia, Diabetes, or both. They need to know exactly what you have.
Avatar n tn I asked about low blood sugar since snacking sometimes helps. Both drs said hypoglycemia is over-dx'd and treated, and didn't think this was her issue. Diabetes does run in the family. I think GI isn't looking at her whole picture. Also, she has never been an anxious child, but there definitely is a psych. component now (behavior, moodiness, glum). I wonder if that is a result of feeling sick, not vice versa. Please help! Thanks.
Avatar n tn I am wondering if this is true hypoglycemia or if there is some element of diabetes going on here. She was in Children's hospital as an infant and had a really heavy fluid load (going from 9lbs to 14lbs over night) due to a heart problem which is now alright. I'm wondering if there was some possible damage to her pancreas as a baby that we are just now seeing the result of and should I be worrying about these numbers.
Avatar n tn I had a very bad episode of hypoglycemia a couple of days ago. Blood sugar had been about 285 in the a.m. I had a large Mexican lunch around 2 p.m. Around 4 p.m. I guess I went into low blood sugar. It came on VERY suddenly and fairly severe. I believe I almost passed out. I was sweating profusely and my legs wouldn't go straight and were buckling under me. (I'm not sure what brought it on so quickly and severely after eating a large meal)????
Avatar n tn Hi, I've been living with Diabetes for a few years now (7 years), none of which have been in any sort of control but I am now looking to improve my life and the longevity thereof. When you start to grow a little, you start to reflect on things that are fleeting and pass you by, showing you the impermanent and quickness of living and consciousness as we know it.
Avatar n tn It's definitely not an easy thing to deal with. Hypoglycemia is a little different from diabetes in how it's treated, so I apologize in advance if I confuse the two. I think you're asking two separate questions here, at least that's how I'll address them. The first is about how to handle managing the hypoglycemia of a toddler that isn't able to communicate or recognize lows. The second is to be able to explain what happened in that particular incident.
Avatar n tn I'm not a physician, nor am I familiar with the treatments for hypoglycemia. We are focused on Type 1 diabetes. However, I'd recommend taht you check out this site: http://www.hypoglycemia.org/ A quote from their site makes them sound like a promising resource for your needs & for support: "...In 1980, Ms. Ruggiero established The Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, Inc.
15298662 tn?1439720697 Which I had read from my research on Reactive Hypoglycemia and Pre Diabetes that both can be controlled with low glycemic and low carb diet so what you said makes perfect sense to me. So I will try the dietary changes and see how my sugar levels do. Which I am sure they will stabilized when I take in complex carbs and sugars instead of simple carbs and sugars. And of course I will be adding in daily exercise too.
Avatar f tn I had to switch to a new doctor who, knowing all this information, says that this is not “true hypoglycemia”. Doctor says the number on my meter must be 55 or she cannot diagnose hypoglycemia. I continue to have these problems. Fasting sugar is normal and I often feel fine until I eat. I eat a carb monitored diet, mixed meals, whole grains when I do have those very few grain carbs, tons of organic fresh veggies. Drink lots of water.
Avatar m tn Inability to concentrate Serious forgetfulness Memory loss Mental confusion Not being able to think of words Switching around words and letters when trying to speak and/or write Loss of previous skills (such as how to type or play piano) Irrational thoughts, unusual fears, phobias, and panic/anxiety attacks Muscle twitching Violence, depression, and aggression Epileptic seizures Infertility Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diabetes Hypoglycemia Thyroid disorders Stage Four Also known as "syste
Avatar n tn Thanks for the information. No, he has never been dx with diabetes and this was our first episode. Any other suggestions besides milk as a bedtime snack? He hates milk...
Avatar f tn As far as i can remember i have had dark areas on my neck and armpits and i got curious about what could be causing it so i decided to do a little research and found that darkness in the armpits and neck are related to insulin and diabetes, but i have also found in doing research that in hypoglycemia insulin levels should be low, but i also found that there are instances of hypoglycemia being related to Hyperinsulinism.
Avatar f tn Fasting blood sugars between 100 and 125 are considered pre-diabetes. 126 and over are diabetes.
8526246 tn?1405605476 I have type 2 diabetes my whole pregnancy and my baby will be almost 9lbs if I make it to 39 weeks. I'm having a c-section but it's because of a previous c-section and a hernia operation I had, nothing to do with me having diabetes. If you have GD it will, no matter what, cause your baby to be bigger cause the extra insulin you create leaks through the placenta which causes baby's heart to thicken, which causes them to grow faster. Their body not their organs.
Avatar n tn From a set up like mine where carbohydrates are main staple food,still wonder how efficiently people manage BG without loosing the tang of cuisine.It happens when we correlate all available information. Good control of BG is achieved only when it is individualized, considering all other related conditions like BP,LDL/HDL levels,Liver function,food intolerance,or time limitations,history.
687079 tn?1230952212 what could cause reaccurent severe hypoglycemia in a type 2 diabetic who does not take any medicine or insulin and is diet controlled?
6712392 tn?1393712278 I've had to do it all my life bc of hypoglycemia. My doc is keeping an eye on me just in case I end up gd. It does get easier. If it hurts your fingers too bad you can also prick the top of your forearm. The tissue is thicker so it won't hurt you as badly. First time stickers usually have some issues lol. It does get better though I promise.