Low Blood Sugar Symptoms Without Low Blood Sugar

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When Low Blood Sugar Has No Symptoms

No one with diabetes welcomes signs of low blood sugar, also known as hypoglycemia. Sweating and feeling shaky, dizzy, moody, and anxious are signs that your blood sugar is dropping. You know you must treat it quickly. But what if your body stops giving you these warning signs? Not being able to feel low blood sugar is known as hypoglycemic unawareness. If you have it, you could pass out without ever knowing that your blood sugar has dropped. Read on to learn what makes it more likely and how to avoid it. If you have diabetes, you can have low blood sugar -- whether you take insulin or other drugs to control it. It's most likely if you have type 1 diabetes. Once you have low blood sugar, it's harder for your body to respond to it in the future. If you have type 1 diabetes, you're also more likely to stop feeling low blood sugar. But it can happen if you have type 2 diabetes, too. The longer you’ve had diabetes, the more common it is. The symptoms can start to fade after you've had diabetes for as little as 5 years. After 20 years, they may be too faint for you to notice. Or you may only have them after your blood sugar drops very low. You're also more likely to have hypoglycemic Continue reading >>

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  1. AnnaO

    Hi All,
    Is it possible with AI to get hypoglycemic type symptoms (feeling sick, headachy, slight confusion, slight dizziness), but not be hypoglycemic - that is, blood sugar shows in normal range?
    Maybe I have these symptoms from being low on cortisol vs being low in blood sugar? I get these hypoglycemic feelings at least a couple of times per day and have to eat to feel better (and eating a combination of complex carbs/sugars/protein helps). But I test my blood sugar regularly and it never falls below normal range - in fact it is at the high end of normal.
    Any thoughts/input?

  2. ITeach91

    Anna,You've got me stumped. Could it be an insulin resistance factor?

  3. bob3bob3

    Low BP can also cause those symptoms. So can low oxygen!
    Does "Couple of times a day" actually correlate with low BG tests? Remember that levels can change quick.

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