Symptoms of low blood glucose levels

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863754 tn?1239144755 symptoms and signs of hypoglycemia, concomitant plasma glucose level of 45 mg/dL or less, and reversibility of symptoms with administration of glucose. Whatever the cause of the fluctuations, the medicines given by her doctors may have helped in stabilizing her glucose. A CT scan or MRI may help determine if a tumor is present or not in her pancreas. At this point, it is best that you have close communication with her doctors. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn The reason I make this suggestion is that although thirst is more of a diabetes symptom, it is very true that if sugar levels drop too low, a dry mouth sensation similar to true thirst happens, too, and headaches are very common with low blood sugar. I would think you need to find out if your glucose levels are going either direction out of the norm, just to be safe.
452066 tn?1400626877 First of all, I am not a diabetic, but would like to learn more about it and blood sugar levels due to a severe arrhythmia problem I have(also have an implanted defibrillator) and I am tired of talking til I am blue in the face to doctors and I feel there may be a link to either my glucose levels or hormones. I have been seen by 2 endocrinologists and both said I am fine...BUT they have told me that my insulin production is very high but they won't do anything about it.
Avatar n tn vision -- everything can look like a negative or even colors can look somewhat psychedelic or bright but grayed out (sort of like what she is explaining) when blood sugar levels are too low. There are other symptoms of low glucose, and I experience the same symptoms if glucose levels are too high. I break out in a sweat if glucose levels go above about 140 or below 70, and have other symptoms in both instances of glucose being out of whack either direction. Why?
Avatar n tn org/forums/Diabetes---Adult-Type-II/show/46 While there is some degree of variability among people, most will usually develop symptoms suggestive of hypoglycemia when blood glucose levels are lowered to the mid 60's. The first set of symptoms are called adrenergic (or sympathetic) because they relate to the nervous system's response to hypoglycemia.
Avatar n tn This is the opposite of Diabetes. It means your sugar levels are two low and can cause the symptoms you described. Diabetics experience the same symptoms only because they inject insulin to lower their sugar levels.
Avatar n tn The reality is that you could easily be going from elevated glucose levels to low glucose levels as your body tries to stabiiize its glucose. This situation is fairly common when people are dealing with insulin resistance. It can lead to type 2 diabetes, and many people do suffer from hypoglycemia before developing type 2 diabetes. Other people never develop type 2 diabetes at all, but remain hypoglycemic.
Avatar n tn A diet that includes fruits, vegetables, fiber-containing foods, and low-fat milk is advised. Consumption of foods with a low glucose levels appears to reduce postprandial glucose rise and improve glycemic control. Reduced calorie and nonnutritive sweeteners are useful. However at this range it is also better to start with medications for diabetes to bring down the blood sugar levels. Please consult an endocrinologist for the same.
Avatar m tn That's very interesting but it's my doctor who said that blood sugar was related to low TSH levels. As of now my TSH is .02 but I have itching and it's driving me crazy. My doctor said T3 and T4 are normal. But I feel terrible like sometimes brain fog, cannot sleep except for 3-4 hours a day. I am urinating a lot more which could be my A1c number of 6.4. I am going tomorrow to talk to Nurse practitioner not my doctor cause he's busy.
910435 tn?1296748610 People with this type tend to rise in the morning with higher than normal blood glucose levels, and after eating may have a drop in blood glucose levels. I call it a reverse spin cycle [no pun intended]. A lot of doctors have not been made aware or just do not know how to treat LADA. Frequent testing before meals and after meals to see how foods affect your blood glucose is a must. Bad carbs and starches are bad guys so pay strict attention to the intake. Do you have a home glucose meter?
Avatar f tn My husband has has Type II diabetes for 16 years and his blood sugar levels are checked with blood tests. This is what the Blood Glucose Meters do, they measure your blood sugar level by you nicking your finger and getting a drop of blood into the meter, which then shows them a number. I'm sure you've seen these on TV, but you don't need one unless you are diagnosed with diabetes.
Avatar n tn i am a newly diagnosed diabetic and dont understand highs and lows do not have a nacheene as i was told odnt bother testing it wont tell us much any way a few months ago i started feeling very tired and unwell i was drinking all the time and eating like anything i could get my hands on was allyas still am allways very hungry any way i started getting what i thought were sleep starts panic attacks twitching limbs and flashes in my vision when i visited my gp i explained all of these symptoms had
Avatar n tn t have the glucose they need to perform properly, and so I find that my eyes can get somewhat blurry temporarily because they cannot focus and because they are dry (eyes need the moisture of the tears). But this IS temporary, and when glucose levels return to normal, the vision clears up quickly. Usually people who are not diabetic, but who suffer from hypoglycemia treat it to try to prevent episodes by altering their diet.
6224500 tn?1388947668 With a glucose test, your blood is taken when you have fasted for over 8 hours. You are given a glucose drink and then the blood is taken again after a while and examined again. A reading of 6.3 is indicative of glucose intolerance (pre diabetes). A blood test reading 6.9 and above indicates that you have diabetes. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn It had information about pre-diabetes, when blood glucose levels after fasting are between 100-125. It says diabetes is indicated when fasting blood sugars are 126 or higher. Yours are in between those with 120-130. So, this may be something to ask your doctor about. Are you seeing an Endocronologist?-that is a diabetes specialist-sounds like you are, but I wanted to make sure. Losing weight is not easy! Are you walking or doing some other activity?
Avatar f tn Actually in health care a super low blood level is more of an emergency than high blood sugar. And its not a fasting test usually you can eat anything you want before.
Avatar n tn We are not physicians, so please check anything we write with your own physician. Your symptoms could be either high or low glucose, and the purchase of the glucometer is the best way to find out if abnormal glucose levels are the cause of your symptoms. The normal non-diabetic's glucose ranges from 70-126 when fasting. I have read that after meals, glucose levels can go up to about 146 before a person is considered in the diabetic range.
Avatar n tn Today about 20 minutes after my lunch I started sweating, feeling weak, heart racing, etc. I checked my blood sugar and it was 71 after eating a chicken salad, salad. I checked it before eating and it was 77 so why would it go down after eating a salad and a few wheat crackers? 71 is normal but again I felt horrible, weak, shaky, anxiety, etc. Could this be something other than Hypoglycemia? Before I had lunch I ran 2.5 miles on the treatmill and felt fine so this is beginning to puzzle me.
Avatar n tn As the body becomes dehydrated the interstitial fluids (fluid in the layers of tissue) become depleted and the electrolytes that maintain hemostasis (external to internal arterial pressure) which causes the low blood pressure and pulse rate. These symptoms along with low potassium and phosphates are also characteristic of dehydration. This explains why IV fluids containing sodium, potassium, phosphates, etc.