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Hypoglycemia In Adults

Hypoglycemia in Adults Authors: Cara O'Shaughnessey, DO, Diabetes Fellow, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, O'Bleness Health System, Athens, OH Jay H. Shubrook, Jr., DO, FACOFP, FAAFP, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Director of Diabetes Fellowship, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH Peer Reviewer: Ademola Adewale, MD, FAAEM, Director of Research and Medical Simulation, Assistant Program Director, Florida Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency, Orlando, FL This article is adapted from an article that originally appeared in the May 2012 issue of Primary Care Reports. Almost every emergency physician I know has missed a case of hypoglycemia in their career. I have. I have also been practicing long enough to have used "Dextrostix." Remember using them? Remember some of the values you obtained? Sometimes the results made no sense. But while they were imperfect, at least they enabled us to sometimes detect severe hypoglycemia at the patient's bedside in the emergency department (ED) without waiting for the central laboratory. Now, we have point-of-care (POC) glucose testing, so we have increased ability to detect hypogl Continue reading >>

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  1. Fluffy Duck

    Hi I am a female with Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin Dependent. Can I ask do others find it hard to lose weight? Any suggestions would be helpful? Thanks

  2. Guzzler

    Hello and welcome to the forum. I know that some T2s on insulin have managed to lose some weight and even lower the amount of insulin they have to take but I am not insulin medicated so while you wait for some advice on this I shall tag @daisy1 who will swing by and give you some really good information that she offers to all new members. Good luck.

  3. rob1957

    I am T2, insulin dependent too, and yes, its hard to lose weight. One big thing that did not help is I was not told insulin often helps you to GAIN weight. Its still possible though - I am currently on a low carb diet, more exercise, no beer, and dropped 4kgs in 2 weeks. I have just got back down to the top end of 'normal' BMI' as a result. I am doing all this to try to lower the insulin I need. Love to get off it altogether but not likely with a very string family history of T2.

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