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Hypoglycemia from 2003

  1. My father's wife is 85 years old and has had two episodes of severe hypoglycemia in the last two days. (24 Dec 2003)
  2. My son is 18 months old and I checked his blood sugar and found it to be 51. Is this normal? (23 Dec 2003)
  3. I am 19 and I have low blood sugar. I really would like to know if you think it will or could ever go away. (23 Dec 2003)
  4. What is your best advice and opinion related to night time blood sugar testing? (17 Dec 2003)
  5. Last night my son ate a "sugar-free pudding". We heard thrashing in our kitchen and he was in the first part of the seizure. (9 Dec 2003)
  6. Is it normal to have chest pain when your blood glucose is low? (3 Dec 2003)
  7. My three-year-old just recently had blood work. Her sugar indicated 73 mg/dl [4 mmol/l]. Could this be a indication of hypoglycemia? (30 Nov 2003)
  8. On October 1st, my 13 year old son experienced an episode of paralysis. Could being hyperinsulinemic cause hypoglycemia? (27 Nov 2003)
  9. What time is the best time to check her during the night to monitor how she is doing? (20 Nov 2003)
  10. What could happen during future hypoglycemic episodes? Is death a possibility? (11 Nov 2003)
  11. I'm a 13 year old who has had type 1 diabetes for 11 years now, and when my blood sugars are low I fail to wake from my sleep. (10 Nov 2003)
  12. My five year old child, who has had diabetes for two and a half years, just had his first seizure. (8 Nov 2003)
  13. I have type 2 diabetes treated with pills, and I have low blood sugar. Will it or could it ever go away? (3 Nov 2003)
  14. What are the pros and cons of using the gel-based oral glucose versus the quick-dissolve tablet form of oral glucose? (28 Oct 2003)
  15. When a child is in a hypo or found passed out, the school district nurse want to treat and then check the sugar. What is your opinion? (26 Oct 2003)
  16. Are some of the after effects I am experiencing from a severe low normal? What can I do to gain some normalcy? (26 Oct 2003)
  17. My grandson's doctor suggested that we try Glucerna. what is your opinion? Is it was appropriate for him? (26 Oct 2003)
  18. Do you tend to see hypoglycemia unawareness in people who have had diabetes 20+ years, 30+ years, or does it vary? (21 Oct 2003)
  19. Are there thermogenic effects from hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia? (19 Oct 2003)
  20. My son, diagnosed five months ago, is taking Humalog with NPH at breakfast and dinner, and I have some concerns about hypoglycemia. (9 Oct 2003)
  21. Our daughter had a seizure, and now we have to worry if she drops below 50 mg/dl [2.8 mmol/L]. Can you comment on this? (7 Oct 2003)
  22. What could be causing this sudden skin pallor? (3 Oct 2003)
  23. Does this mean that a piece of bread will raise my daughter's blood sugar quicker than apple juice? (29 Sep 2003)
  24. Why does my daughter feel shaky when she is not low? (26 Sep 2003)
  25. Am I doing the right thing by giving the honey instead of using glucagon? Am I doing any harm? (24 Sep 2003)
  26. My son passed out and had convulsions at school this week. Is this normal for a blood sugar reading that's only slightly low? (24 Sep 2003)
  27. Would the pump help with my daughter's lows during the afternoon and evening and highs in the morning when she gets up? (22 Sep 2003)
  28. My daughter has had two seizures in the past month, both while sleeping, and I have several questions. (17 Sep 2003)
  29. What are the long term effects of seizures from severe low blood sugars? Why doesn't my son have a seizure when he is awake? (15 Sep 2003)
  30. Now sometimes my son gets down to 40 mg/dl [2.2 mmol/L] before he feels anything. (11 Sep 2003)
  31. Will unawareness occur more often now that I am older or is it just random? (5 Sep 2003)
  32. Is there a maximum dose of NPH that should be given at the bedtime dose to reduce risk of nighttime hypoglycemia? (3 Sep 2003)
  33. What would happen if my son did not wake up from hypoglycemia during his sleep? How does one ease the constant fear? (2 Sep 2003)
  34. A while back my doctor told me I had low blood sugar, and I had an 'episode' at work yesterday. Please give me your thoughts on this. (2 Sep 2003)
  35. Is there a way to treat the lows that discourages weight gain and gets them to the level needed? Any ideas would be helpful. (27 Aug 2003)
  36. What if this happens again, and my son has a seizure? How can I be sure he will grow out of this? (26 Aug 2003)
  37. Is 55 mg/dl [3.1 mmol/L] too low? What if this happened during the night, and I was not aware the sugar level had dropped? (25 Aug 2003)
  38. Can ADHD medications or withdrawal symptoms from them mimic or cause hypoglycemia in a child who does not have diabetes? (24 Aug 2003)
  39. If I continue to monitor my son's blood sugars five to six times per day and maintain meals, snacks, and insulin is the possibility of a severe hypoglycemic episode rare? (23 Aug 2003)
  40. Should I go to the doctor? (24 Jul 2003)
  41. My son has symptoms of hypoglycemia. What do I do to make the doctor see the problem before this happens again? (14 Jul 2003)
  42. Sometimes when I go low in my sleep, I can't snap out of a spell. Is this normal in teenagers with diabetes? (14 Jul 2003)
  43. My son was diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia, and I have several questions. (13 Jul 2003)
  44. How do I explain the effects of moderate hypoglycemia during an examination to the examiners? (7 Jul 2003)
  45. After a person has their first hypoglycemic seizure, is there a tendency for that person to seize more easily? (6 Jul 2003)
  46. My son is has been having low blood sugars in the middle of the night, and he usually wakes high. Any suggestions? (6 Jul 2003)
  47. What do you do when your blood sugars are low, and you have high ketones? (3 Jul 2003)
  48. Do you have any information about Sleep Sentry? Do you think this device would be good for children? (30 Jun 2003)
  49. Should my daughter take it easy for a few hours or can she resume regular activities once her blood glucose is in range? (28 Jun 2003)
  50. My husband takes Lantus and Humalog, and recently his sugar has been dropping, usually when we are sleep at night. (26 Jun 2003)
  51. Is there anything else besides glucose tablets I can administer to bring my wife round? We are trying to adjust the level of insulin. (25 Jun 2003)
  52. Why are there no glucose suppositories? (24 Jun 2003)
  53. My girlfriend has hypoglycemia, will pass out and have convulsion at least twice per month, but she refuses to see a doctor. (20 Jun 2003)
  54. I had a hypo seizure about nine months ago, and I'm not getting any warning signs of going low. What do you think I should do? (18 Jun 2003)
  55. Could low blood glucoses cause disruptions to one's stages of sleep? (12 Jun 2003)
  56. If the seizures were due to low glucose levels is it correct to give anticonvulsant medications? (12 Jun 2003)
  57. Recently, my 11 year old son had a seizure, and I have several questions. (4 Jun 2003)
  58. Should I have a glucagon emergency kit? (4 Jun 2003)
  59. My daughter has severe problems with lows dropping during exercise, and she has little to no warning when they are coming on. (3 Jun 2003)
  60. Today, my son had blood drawn to see if he has mono, and immediately afterward, he had a seizure. I have several questions. (2 Jun 2003)
  61. What would you recommend to do if I were to have an episode with low blood sugar, and I am alone with my baby daughter? (29 May 2003)
  62. know this in not considered low, but could be could this be a low for him? (27 May 2003)
  63. Is this harmful? Is this is a lot of lows? Is the standard definition of a low below 80 mg/dl [4.4 mmol/L]? (27 May 2003)
  64. I feel like I am getting too many opinions about hypoglycemia that contradict one another. (26 May 2003)
  65. Last night, my daughter had her first severe low and seizure since being on the pump. I have several questions. (26 May 2003)
  66. My three and a half year old daughter will hardly eat, and her blood sugar has been low lately. (16 May 2003)
  67. Can you help me to be of better support to a teen who's afraid his blood sugar level will drop during sleep, and he will never wake up? (7 May 2003)
  68. Could my daughter's fevers be from lows or blood sugar in general? (30 Apr 2003)
  69. When my son has symptoms of low sugar, he has urine sugar, but his blood sugar is somewhat low. (28 Apr 2003)
  70. Why is it that a person with type 1 diabetes can have a rebound from a low during the night as opposed to having a seizure? (25 Apr 2003)
  71. A friend, whose father has type 1 diabetes, was told by the doctor that her father is not allowed to have glucagon. (21 Apr 2003)
  72. don't understand glucagon as it relates to diabetes very well. (21 Apr 2003)
  73. When my daughter's blood sugar is low, she is very weak, confused, dizzy and easily agitated. (16 Apr 2003)
  74. Do you think it's possible for my daughter to have been able to converse coherently after being hypoglycemic all night? (10 Apr 2003)
  75. Were these seizures? Does it sound like it was related to the hypoglycemia? Could my son have been on his way back up when we tested? (9 Apr 2003)
  76. What is the dangerous low level for going into a coma? (7 Apr 2003)
  77. Could the low blood sugars several hours after birth be the cause of my daughter's brain damage? (7 Apr 2003)
  78. Is administering glucagon covered under the Good Samaritan act? (5 Apr 2003)
  79. How much should we worry about my son dying in his sleep from a low? (4 Apr 2003)
  80. My daughter went low, and her sitter had trouble getting her to come to. She felt very cold, and her lips were blue. Why? (31 Mar 2003)
  81. My father, who has reactive hypoglycemia, went into a grand mal seizure. I have several questions. (27 Mar 2003)
  82. Can hypoglycemia, aside from needed extra food, physiologically cause weight gain or inability to lose weight? (24 Mar 2003)
  83. Are lows at 60 mg/dl [3.3 mmol/L] damaging to the body in any way? (24 Mar 2003)
  84. Is there something we can do to help our co-worker when her blood sugar drops like this again? (23 Mar 2003)
  85. My sister was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and lately her blood sugar levels have been very low before lunch. (18 Mar 2003)
  86. From everything I read, there's not a big risk of death from hypoglycemic episodes. Why would my friend have died from it? (17 Mar 2003)
  87. My son has had hypoglycemia, and the doctors put him through the wringer of tests, but only did one fingerstick fasting glucose test. (14 Mar 2003)
  88. Just how long does it take the entire body to completely recover from just 40 episodes of hypoglycemia in a 30 day span? (12 Mar 2003)
  89. What are the most common signs that my son be experiencing a significant low while asleep? (12 Mar 2003)
  90. Will my niece be more likely to have seizures now that she has already had one? (19 Feb 2003)
  91. Is it possible for my daughter to have a hypo during the night and not have any side effects of it other than high blood sugar later? (19 Feb 2003)
  92. This really scares us as parents, and worse, we don't really know how to go about fixing it. (19 Feb 2003)
  93. I would like to recommend your "P-Balls" recipe to friends who are allergic to nuts. What else do you recommend they use? (17 Feb 2003)
  94. My 13 month old son has diabetes, and I want to know if low blood sugars can cause brain damage. (15 Feb 2003)
  95. School personnel think my son needs a clearer standard of acceptable behavior, no matter what his blood glucose level is. (15 Feb 2003)
  96. My daughter's specialist says she is in her honeymoon period but has no explanation as to why she has extremely low blood sugars. (14 Feb 2003)
  97. Can a child with ketotic hypoglycemia get sick from ketones? (7 Feb 2003)
  98. There have been several occasions when my son is experiencing symptoms of a low blood sugar, but when he checks, he is not low. (7 Feb 2003)
  99. On autopsy, can they determine if my dad had hypoglycemia when he died? (7 Feb 2003)
  100. I'm at a loss. What should I ask my doctors to consider looking at? (4 Feb 2003)
  101. My alarm clock did go off, I got out of bed to make some breakfast, and that's the last I remember. (4 Feb 2003)
  102. Is it necessary to go to the hospital after glucagon has been given? (3 Feb 2003)
  103. Could my low blood sugars possibly be caused by an extremely cold weather pattern we've for the past few weeks? (1 Feb 2003)
  104. Can the frequent daily use of glucose tablets cause this? (1 Feb 2003)
  105. Can the rate of blood sugar drop cause a seizure? How valid is a blood sugar that is not taken at the time of a seizure? (31 Jan 2003)
  106. If my son has a seizure again, is it better to go directly to the glucagon or should we try getting him to drink juice first? (29 Jan 2003)
  107. I tried using an Extend Bar overnight, but I threw up twice. Could it be something in the bar? (26 Jan 2003)
  108. I have had a lot of symptoms of diabetes, and my doctor said I do have not diabetes, but my own sugar levels at home are very low. (25 Jan 2003)
  109. I am a 16 year old who was recently diagnosed with hypoglycemia, and I am not too sure about a few things. (22 Jan 2003)
  110. Once the glucagon is mixed, how long can it be stored safely to keep its effectiveness? (21 Jan 2003)
  111. In the past two weeks, my son has had one seizure and one very near seizure, and I am not happy with is present doctor. (19 Jan 2003)
  112. My son, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes about three weeks ago, has begun to have whole body muscle spasms. (13 Jan 2003)
  113. Can steroids cause you to lose your ability to feel low blood sugars? (8 Jan 2003)

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