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Unexplained Hypoglycemia- Mystery! – Diabetes Prevention & Pre-Diabetes

Hi again, I hope others will chime in too, since this is such an important topic to all of us. That shift from a veggies and meat diet to a grain-based diet is causing sugar regulation blood problems throughout the population, even in children. Prediabetes is common and found in people who have a blood sugar level that is higher than normal but not high enough to be considered diabetes. HbA1c and the A1c blood test is the same. The SSA takes all of your symptoms, complications, and concurrent medical conditions into consideration when evaluating your disability claim and may consult several Blue Book Listings. Recognition of the prediabetic state allows subsequent complications to be anticipated and treated early. Hypoglycemia Not Caused by Diabetes If you experience multiple episodes of hypoglycemia and you don’t have diabetes, your doctor will try to figure out what’s causing your blood glucose to go too low.

I didn’t know what it meant but I knew that if I drank juice, it went away…for a while…I wish I would have known the path I was on and what to do about it. I wake up hypoglycemic and if I eat eggs I feel worse, with blood sugar spiking and then crashing. Hooray for rules! The most common cause of reactive hypoglycemia is Alimentary hyperinsulism. The main form of energy used by your body is called glucose. Retrieved September 20, 2015. Food/juice corrected the feelings.

For me, that process includes an awareness that I can eat foods I want in small quantities and I adjust my meds/activities accordingly. Are you growing skin tags or are moles darkening? Take small steps and gradually add more to your exercise program as your stamina increases. With a home blood glucose monitor, you just prick your clean finger and put a spot of blood on a testing strip, this is then inserted into the machine and it gives you the reading of your blood glucose at the time of doing the test. Fasting sugar was 80 and fasting insulin was always 6-9. He diagnosed adrenal fatigue and reactive hypoglycemia due to poor diet. My problems improved with diet overhaul and life went on.

As many of you know, November is National Diabetes Awareness month. I got down to 110 pounds, and I am a very tall woman. My BMI was under 18. Since plasma glucose levels in healthy persons may be usually below 2.8 mmol/litre without any specific symptoms therefore OGTT has not been considered as a choice investigation though surely it still remains as first line investigation . People with pre-diabetes have trouble maintaining normal blood glucose at least some of the time. After eating a portion of red meat and vegetables with 2 bites of roasted potato my sugar would drop to 64. I was hospitalized for a 72 hour fast with a suspected insulinoma.

After the hourly sugar checks and every 6 hour insulin, proinsulin and c peptide tests, insulinoma was ruled out. In fact, any condition of excessive insulin was ruled out, because as my sugar was down to 51 after 26 hours, my insulin was appropriately turned off. The only odd thing is that I was given a glucagon injection to recover my sugar, and it was expected to bring up my blood sugar significantly, and it only came up 6 points by serum blood testing in 30 minutes. No one could explain that. I continued to suffer with what appeared to be reactive hypoglycemia, no matter how low carb or mixed my meals were. Eventually it seemed to just come under control even though I did nothing different. My fasting blood sugars are always normal, from 77-85.


Check in 6 months to 1 year. Results showed low blood sugar. Meals didn’t bring it above 100 very often. Lowest mid day reading was 59. I haven’t mentioned yet, but I take no medications and do light exercise. Years passed, and I had another child. During the pregnancy instead of the standard glucose testing, I was fed eggs, toast, orange juice, etc.

and my one hour sugar after that meal was 63. I felt hungry. This prompted another visit to the endo. Same battery of tests run including going to the lab 3 days in a row for fasting sugar and insulin. 1st day fasting sugar was 82, insulin was 3. 2nd day was low carb breakfast. One hour later sugar was 67 and insulin was 38.

Blood glucose is one of the absolute most important measurements of your health. One hour later sugar was 63 and insulin was 44. Doctor says they don’t know if that insulin level is too high because it could have been at its peak, and insulin release varies on food, etc. I was told that there was a problem, but they can’t understand exactly what it is. I have had CT scan of my pancreas, but they messed up the test and did not give me contrast, so all they could see was a “diffuse, prominent pancreas”. Doctor says that means nothing. I had to switch to a new doctor who, knowing all this information, says that this is not “true hypoglycemia”.

Doctor says the number on my meter must be 55 or she cannot diagnose hypoglycemia. I continue to have these problems. Fasting sugar is normal and I often feel fine until I eat. I eat a carb monitored diet, mixed meals, whole grains when I do have those very few grain carbs, tons of organic fresh veggies. Drink lots of water. Try to avoid processed foods, avoid sweets and sugars even hidden sugars, pay close attention to labels and nutrition and it doesn’t appear to help. I am still nursing a baby now also.

If you are not diagnosed with diabetes and you want to see if fruit is ok for you, first, eat the fruit, Then test your blood glucose about 45 minutes to 1 hour later. My weight crept back up by another 30 pounds AFTER I lost my childbirth weight, and just now I am slowly losing some, although I haven’t done anything different. I have lost 10 of those 30 pounds now. Symptoms again are after eating, usually 30 mins. Feeling anxious, shaky, weak, “flat” and I will check sugar at it will be in the 60’s-70’s. I can eat the same meal 5 days in a row and 1 out of the 5 I will have low blood sugar after. Makes no sense.

I got low blood sugar after snacking on 4 pieces of raw vegetables. To throw the wrench in the gears here, I have had my blood tested for antiGAD antibodies and they were positive. Apparently Type 1’s test positive for these autoimmune antibodies, sometimes having the number in the thousands. My result was 1.7. Doctor thinks that my symptoms could match up to more of a pre diabetic state and says hypoglycemic episodes can precede a type 2 diagnosis, but then that doesn’t match up to the positive antiGad which would only show up in relation to type 1 diagnosis. I have never had a high blood sugar ever. Anyone out there have any thoughts, experiences, help, crazy ideas??

What are legumes? HELP!

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