Hypoglycemia kit

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Avatar n tn Is severe Hypoglycemia a sign of Diabetes? I have had a normal fasting blood tests. My hypoglycemia strikes with no warning many times throughout the day, even as soon as an hour after my meals. I have to carry glucose tablets and orange juice with me at all times. When it falls low I cannot function. The last really bad episode of this I could hardly breathe, complete mental confusion, weak all over, headache, heart palpitations, very scary to say the least.
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 I often do oral reports on the educating the public of Type 1 diabetes and I am to do my next oral report on the use of the glucagon emergency kit. My brother has had to use it a few times but we don't have any written material on it and I was hoping someone can direct me to the right place to get this information for my report.
Avatar m tn It does sound like reactive hypoglycemia - and the treatment also requires cutting out caffeine as well as cutting out sweets. Did your doctor order a GTT? If you get a GTT, make sure you get a 6-hour GTT, not the 2-hour GTT used to diagnose diabetes. Do you ever check your blood pressure during these episodes? Some people have hypotension and actually need medication to keep their blood pressure up. You might want to get a BP kit.
358971 tn?1330892575 i was just wondering if you have learned anything new with this. i also have PCOS and chronic Hypoglycemia that is not diabetes related. i was misdiagnosed with CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome). what are your weight issues...losing or gaining? i have been trying for over a year to gain weight. i am 5'1" and only weigh 90 lbs. this is all new to me. i have extreme highs and lows...more lows than anything. my normal blood sugar barely ever gets over 70, even though i eat about 8-10 times daily.
Avatar n tn Unfortunately, I believe that many tightly controlled diabetics do have to be aware that severe hypoglycemia is always a possibility. Anything such as added excitement or activity can cause him to be more sensitive to the insulin he takes and also burn up more of his glucose so a low is possible. Frequent checking is the real safety net, and also, as he gets older, making sure he always has an emergency sugar with him for times when he may feel this coming on.
Avatar n tn he also brought the glucagon emergency kit and we used it because i was so combative. I dont know what i would have done without my dad...thanks dad!! i just want to say that when you are low your body does things that you normally would not do because your brain is confused due to the lack of sugar. so just try to avoid getting low know what to do when it does happen. Your wife seems to be really supportive.
Avatar f tn I have hypoglycemia and my blood sugar usually runs less than 100 after eating, but yesterday it spiked to 176. Should I be worried it turned into diabetes? I am 40 years old, don't have insurance & haven't seen a doctor for tests in about 6-8 years. I have been very thirsty, waking up to urinate 6-8 times during the night. I am very cold (live in Phoenix, Arizona) have been loosing weight even though I have been craving sugar from around noon until I fall asleep at night.
Avatar f tn I am 29 yrs old and I have had occasional ( once or twice a week ) lower right side pain and hypoglycemia issues my entire life. When I was in my early 20s I began having anxiety attacks on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Medication has lessened the attacks but I still have them once or twice a month. I have developed a bit of a theory that maybe the side pain, low blood sugar and panic attacks may somehow be related?
Avatar n tn ) These all seem way too low for a non-diabetic.... ?!?!?? is it most likely hypoglycemia? diabetes? I am confused! Thanks for any advice...
Avatar n tn And I totally agree with the first posting about keeping a glucagon kit handy. If you WERE to find him unable to swallow or semi-conscious, you can use this to help him while you call 911. My husband has used it before on me (I am the diabetic in the family) and it works wonderfully well. It works even more on a child than on an adult, so it can be a real life-saver.
Avatar n tn Hello, I have some questions about ketotic hypoglycemia. Last week I couldn't wake my 22 month old daughter in the morning, and took her to hospital. She had very low blood sugar, and they diagnosed ketotic hypoglycemia. They didn't seem to be very clear on whether it would happen again, and it was mentioned that it could be the start of further problems with her blood sugar. Obviously I'm worried. Does anyone have any experience of this? Is it likely to reoccur?
Avatar n tn Epinephrine is among the major hormones released during hypoglycemia. Epinephrine causes the majority of the early symptoms of hypoglycemia. Common symptoms of hypoglycemia include the following: trembling, clammy skin, palpitations (pounding or fast heart beats),anxiety,sweating, unger, andirritability. When the brain remains deprived of glucose, a later set of symptoms follows: ifficulty in thinking, confusion, eadache,seizures, and coma.
4569058 tn?1356627789 The machine might have been old, or broken. I'd still consult a doctor if this continues. If it had to be one of the two, it'd probably be hypoglycemia. Here are some symptoms of it you need to watch.
757527 tn?1237896663 Don't confuse your kidney symptoms with diabetes even though they can mimic hypoglycemia. The three key components in diabetes care are nutrition, fitness, and normal weight. Go here for a world of information http://www.diabetes.org/ Please call you doctor asap and ask for a diabetes home test kit, instructions, and oral medication to help bring down your glucose levels. And, yes, diabetes can affect the kidney's. Drink lots of water to help your kidney's.
Avatar n tn Can check at a store your blood pressure or bye a cheap blood pressure kit at wallmart. keep an eye on it and hope you feel better.
Avatar n tn their hypoglycemia because they do gain weight--it is better to alter treatments to avoid the hypoglycemia in the first place. And I do agree with the other member that you shoud look into other causes for these symptoms as well, especially as they seem concerning from your description. Hope this helps, take care.
Avatar n tn It sounds to my like it may be hypoglycemia. It can cause symptoms just like this. Keep a dairy of when you are not feeling well what you ate for up to 2 hours of you not feeling well. When getting normal blood work it will not show up because you have to be activally having an attack. You can also get an inexpensive testing kit at walgreens. I get exactly like this when mine drops. If you are eating a diet in high carbs, low protien it can cause it.
Avatar f tn Anways, when I was suffering the severe hunger pains I convinced myself that I had hypoglycemia, since I've always seemed to be a little bit that way. I convinced myself that I had horrible hypoglycemia and might slip into a coma in my sleep. Well, now I know the hunger pains were due to the ulcer, but I still can't shake the obsession with hypoglycemia. When I wake in the morning my heart is pounding and racing, I feel dizzy and I'm sweating.
Avatar n tn It seems that you may be having episodes of low blood pressure or hypoglycemia. During such episodes, the brain receives less blood, oxygen and glucose, leading to symptoms experienced by you. You can consult a family physician; get a full system check up, routine blood work, blood pressure monitoring and blood sugar levels. Do not worry too much about Alzheimer's disease. Your symptoms do not suggest Alzheimer's pathology.
144586 tn?1284669764 Such a plan would allow for you to permit slightly higher glucose readings for a few days and rigid observance to a food/insulin cycle that you KNOW will not induce hypoglycemia. Shooting for a level of 200 in an emergency will provide reasonable temporay control without the dangers associated with extremely precise control of the blood sugar. You don't need a physician to work out such an "emergency food intake/insulin protocol".
407651 tn?1224193495 My daughter and I both have reactive hypoglycemia with our dysautonomia, and we aren't diabetic either. We have a blood sugar tester, and never eat sugar without some kind of protein. We were told that it's not unusual to have reactive hypoglyscemia with our autonomic symptoms. My daughter is also very sensitive to all kinds of medications.
Avatar n tn So Im wondering wheather or not I may have some form of diabetes or something else. I have tried to find out if I have diabetes by using a home kit to check and I didnt have diabetes. So I am wondering if home kits dont work as well as a blood test or not? And if there is any concern for my problems (shakes and lightheadedness)and if it helps I get headaches on a regular bases also my mother while pregnant with me was glucose intolerant. If you have any idea of my problem please help.
336365 tn?1213323198 Hello, you might be experiencing hypoglycemia, when your blood sugar gets too low, it is common in some diabetics. I have felt shaky, dizzy, confused, like I'm gonna be sick, and it goes away when I eat a snack. I would ask your doctor to perform an oral glucose tolerance test with a fasting test to see if your blood sugar gets low, and it wouldn't hurt to start monitoring it. You can buy a store brand monitor starter kit with strips and everything for less than 20 dollars.
1211508 tn?1343083205 I have checked and checked my BP...always normal. My doc suspected hypoglycemia so I purchased a finger poking blood sugar kit to check, and again the levels are always very normal. So it doesn't seem to be BP or blood sugar, though it does tend to happen after my 1st meal of the day, which is not a heavy meal and the same thing I've been eating for years. I don't think my heart is in bad shape either. I exercise regularly and am in decent to good shape.
Avatar n tn try to get him to check his blood sugar as well. the other thing is do you have a glucagen hypo kit in the house and do you know how to use it? if not this is very definitly something you should do. if you find him with no response at all you can inject it to bring him around. it must be scarey all this for you but the more familiar you become with it all the less hard it will be, take care, louise 65 ps. names of drugs may be different im in the uk. good luck your doing a great job.
Avatar f tn Although death is rare from hypoglycemia, it does occasionally happen, and is considered a risk to young children. So I must disagree with the previous responder's comment. And many doctors tell parents of very young children to not attempt to get quite as low of glucose readings as we adults are encouraged to attain because of the risk of brain damage to developing young children. So I personally do not believe that the dangers are over-rated at all.
369861 tn?1306279286 Thyroidism Osteoarthritis Obesity Asthma Allergies Low potassium Hypoglycemia TED (possibly) Edema Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) possibly==won't know until i see the cardiologist on thursday. Can someone tell me if all this is related. BTW i am on lexapro and is being told that it is part of the reason for my 80 pound weight gain I pray that CHF is not the case but I will keep you posted.
Avatar m tn Anyone who average 2 cans of sugary drinks a day for 10 years is already a pre-daibetic 2, or diabetic 2. To test yourself, go buy the self-test kit called A1C Now, made by Bayer, available at Wal-mart, Walgreens, for $23 USD test yourself , within 5-10 minutes, voila you will have the results. This kit is VERY reliable. Any diabetic 2 who doesNOT know what is the A1C number is, or doNOT monitor your blood glucose daily is GIVING UP the fight against this horrible disease.
Avatar n tn If nothing else she should have glucose tablets handy (brings up the lows) or a glucagon injection kit (in case of a coma). The glucagon injection kit is for when/if she would go into a coma, you hit her with an injection and lay her on her side. The glucagon tells the liver to release all its sugar it is storing and it then releases it into the body and she will get sick and vomit. That is why you lay her on her side.