Can Diabetes Cause Nausea And Dizziness?

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Is Diabetes Causing My Nausea?

Nausea comes in many forms. Sometimes it can be mild and short-lived. Other times, it can be severe and last for a long time. For people with diabetes, nausea is a common complaint. It can even be a sign of a life-threatening condition that requires swift medical attention. 5 common causes of nausea Factors related to your diabetes may cause you to feel nausea. Medication Metformin (Glucophage) is one of the more common medications used to treat diabetes. Nausea is a potential side effect for people taking this medication. Taking metformin on an empty stomach may make nausea worse. Injectable medications used to treat diabetes, such as exenatide (Byetta), liraglutide (Victoza), and pramlintide (Symlin), may also cause nausea. The nausea may go away after extended use. Your doctor may also start you on a lower dosage to try to reduce or eliminate nausea. Hypo- and hyperglycemia Hyperglycemia (elevated blood sugar levels) or hypoglycemia (blood sugar levels that are too low) may cause nausea. Check your blood sugar and respond appropriately if you suspect abnormal blood sugar levels. To avoid hypo- and hyperglycemia, stick to your diabetes meal plan, monitor your blood sugar, and tak Continue reading >>

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  1. nettyunicorn

    Dizziness not sure if connected to diabetes or not!

    Hello everyone, i have just been dx'd with diabetes and persume its type 2 as im over weight. I am yet to see anyone about the results, i do this on tues. Ive had fatigue(but have other issues that include this in their symptom buckets) thirst, very frequent urination(which upon testing showed high sugar content) and of cause the blood test!
    I have been told over the phone to watch my sugar intake until i see the diabetes nurse which i have been doing, but i have developed this dizziness that is very weird. If i lie down, sit or stand up its like im on a merry-go-round. It only last a few seconds but i left with nausea and a slight headache. Oh it also happens if i bend over. I have no idea if it is the diabetes or something else!
    Any suggestions will be most appreciated!
    Thank You

  2. User2013

    Welcome, it could be any number of things, blood pressure, vertigo, inner ear infection, etc. I'm not going to say is it not diabetic related however it would not come on just from bending over or only last a few seconds. Are you on BP meds or have high blood pressure or even low for that matter?
    What they should have told you is to limit your carb intake not just sugar. Carbs can raise blood sugar and right now I am sure you need to limit your carbs and portion sizes and the type of carbs.
    Just so you know, thin folks get type2 diabetes also, it just doesn't happen to folks that are overweight.

  3. furball64801

    What Dusty stated is true my mom and aunt are very thin and type 2. When you feel dizzy test your blood sugar, if you have no meter you will not be able to tell if your bs is high or low or if its diabetic related but I agree with Dusty limit your carb intake until you can get your tests done, extreme thirst and urination is one big sign of high bs.

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