Hypoglycemia Precursor To Type 1 Diabetes

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Low Blood Sugar Symptoms And Ranges

Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) definition and facts Hypoglycemia is the medical term for low blood sugar. It typically occurs as a side effect of medications for diabetes. The normal range of blood glucose is from 70 to 100 mg/dL in an individual without diabetes, Most people will feel the effects and symptoms of low blood sugar when blood glucose levels are lower than 50 mg/dL. Low blood sugar is treated by giving a readily absorbed source of sugar, including soft drinks, juice, or foods containing sugar. If the hypoglycemia has progressed to the point at which the patient cannot take anything by mouth, an injection of glucagon may be given. Glucagon is a hormone that causes a fast release of glucose from the liver. Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar is syndrome that results from low blood sugar. The severity and symptoms of hypoglycemia can vary from person to person. Blood tests can diagnose low blood sugar, and symptoms resolve when the levels of sugar in the blood return to the normal range. The medical term for blood sugar is blood glucose. What can cause low blood sugar? Despite advances in the treatment of diabetes, low blood sugar episodes occur as a side effect of many treat Continue reading >>

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  1. CatholicMama

    Talk to me about reactive hypoglycemia

    I did something very stupid today, and I feel pretty awful about it. I had gestational diabetes with my last pregnancy (I'm 8 months postpartum) and have been randomly checking my blood sugar since. Anyhow, some of readings have been quite high (Around 200). I have a doctors appointment in 5 weeks. I guess I'm still in denial that anything could be wrong, so I decided to do my own OGTT. I ate a serving of jelly beans this morning and tested at fasting (70s) 1 hour (160) 90 minutes (150) 2 hours (90) and finally 2.5 hours (50!!). I felt AWFUL. I almost called my husband to come home because I was seriously concerned that I might pass out with two small children in the home. I did NOT expect my sugars to crash that much. Why does that happen? Is it a symptom of prediabetes? I was barely functional for the rest of the day. I was exhausted, like I had run a marathon. I've been trying to find info on reactive hypoglycemia, but I'm not finding anything substantial. Is it a precursor to type 1 or type 2 or both?

  2. U2Bad1

    You have geatational diabetes? It would be difficult to tell if your body would have reacted the same way outside of pregnancy.

  3. U2Bad1

    Oh sorry, you HAD gestational diabetes. Looks like by your numbers you are prediabetic, but only your dr will be able to tell you.

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