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Hypoglycemia from 2006

  1. I have type 2 and drink two alcoholic beverages daily. If I drink more than that, can it cause my blood sugar to go so low that I might black out? (22 Dec 2006)
  2. I take Precose before meals, but still can't tolerate eating most carbohydrates, which make me shake, sweat, etc. What else should I do? (21 Dec 2006)
  3. Is it normal to have wide variations in one's blood sugar during the honeymoon period? Since I'm having post-breakfast lows, could I stop taking my NovoMix 30? (21 Dec 2006)
  4. Even though she was diagnosed in 2004, I still am not sure when to give my daughter NovoLog because she has gone low on several occasions. What should I do? (21 Dec 2006)
  5. Can one get used to the highs and feel withdrawal type effects? (21 Dec 2006)
  6. My daughter, a pumper, runs low for several hours after swimming. How do we keep her in range? Is this common in young athletes? (20 Dec 2006)
  7. Before, I felt jittery and lightheaded several hours after breakfast, but felt better after a Coke. Now, the Coke makes me feel lightheaded. Do I have diabetes or hypoglycemia? (13 Dec 2006)
  8. Over Thanksgiving week, my four year old had many low blood sugars. We changed insulin and strips. Do you have any ideas as to why this was occurring? (9 Dec 2006)
  9. Diagnosed four years ago, my niece runs low when sick, even when taking less insulin.Could she still be in her honeymoon? (6 Dec 2006)
  10. During a GTT, my blood sugar dropped very low, but I later had glucose in my urine. Why was there glucose in my urine? Do I have reactive hypoglycemia? (5 Dec 2006)
  11. Recently, my daughter, who takes Adderall, had a low blood sugar. And, she is tired. Is it from the blood sugar and/or the medicine? (3 Dec 2006)
  12. I monitor my blood sugars because I think I have hypoglycemia. The other day, I was 59 mg/dl [3.3 mmol/L]. Should I see a doctor about this? (2 Dec 2006)
  13. When low, my son has irrational and sometimes violent episodes. Is this common? (28 Nov 2006)
  14. At school, my son was treated for a low differently from our protocol. Sent back to a test 10 minutes after being low, he did poorly. Should I ask that he be given a re-take? (22 Nov 2006)
  15. My daughter has type 2 and takes insulin. For the six weeks, she has been running low and has not gone over 100 mg/dl [5.6 mmol/L]. Why is this? (21 Nov 2006)
  16. The other night, my daughter, who has symptomatic hypoglycemia, was in a pain and had slightly elevated blood sugars. What does this mean? (20 Nov 2006)
  17. Is it possible to inject insulin directly into a vein? What would happen? (14 Nov 2006)
  18. I take metformin and Avandia. Around 10 a.m., my sugar drops even though I eat a snack. My doctor just wants me on more pills. Should I get a second opinion? (14 Nov 2006)
  19. Now that I am pregnant, I need to tighten my control, but when my blood sugars are in range one hour after meals, I am then low for two hours. What do you suggest? (13 Nov 2006)
  20. Can you give me some examples of mid-morning and afternoon snacks for a diabetic? Is it okay to treat a low blood sugar with sweetened tea only? (7 Nov 2006)
  21. After eight years with type 1, why does my son now need less insulin? For two weeks, we have been reducing his insulin due to low blood sugars. (2 Nov 2006)
  22. Usually, my son can tell when he's hypoglycemic but, lately, he's had a funny feeling in his legs often. Could it be related to the switch from NovoRapid to Humalog? Is it related to growth? (26 Oct 2006)
  23. Does brain damage occur every time one's blood glucose drops below 3.0 mmol/L [54 mg/dl] or does it depend on long the blood glucose remains that low? (26 Oct 2006)
  24. Recently, I was unconscious for four hours and I have no recollection of the incident. The doctor said it was hypoglycemia. Could there be something else? (24 Oct 2006)
  25. Would it be possible for someone with a low blood sugar to act violently, to hold a knife at another's throat, unknowingly? (23 Oct 2006)
  26. My son wakes up with low blood sugars in the morning. Is this something about which I should be concerned? (22 Oct 2006)
  27. What is the low blood sugar level that is considered dangerous? We recently read that anything less than 120 mg/dl [6.7 mmol/L] affects you mentally. (12 Oct 2006)
  28. Does using medications with epinephrine cause someone to have low blood sugar levels? (12 Oct 2006)
  29. The pediatrician said my daughter has hypoglycemia, but the endocrinologist says her blood sugars aren't low enough. What should we do? (5 Oct 2006)
  30. I am hypoglycemic. Does this mean I can develop diabetes? If so, which type? Why do I feel low about three hours after breakfast? (21 Sep 2006)
  31. The morning after my son had a very low blood sugar, he was still low, but had urine ketones. How can this be? How does a low affect his brain? (18 Sep 2006)
  32. My teen son has symptoms of hypoglycemia during gym class and migraines during sports. Should he get blood work to rule out diabetes? (18 Sep 2006)
  33. The other morning, I was very violent and uncooperative, in and out of consciousness. Why would a low cause this? Was this a "bad low" or a "seizure low?" (8 Sep 2006)
  34. I often have hypoglycemia two hours after meals. The last episodes left me with a severe headaches, nausea, and vomiting for three days. Is this normal? (7 Sep 2006)
  35. Would power gels, what athletes use, work as quickly as regular glucose gels in treating hypoglycemia? (19 Aug 2006)
  36. Are there any ways to limit post-hypoglycemic episode side effects? After the initial carbohydrates to treat the low, should I have some protein? (3 Aug 2006)
  37. My five year old wakes during the night, screaming, confused and sweating. During the day, we give her a snack and she is fine. Could this be hypoglycemia? (30 Jul 2006)
  38. What do I do if juice or a tablet doesn't help raise my blood sugar? Could my blood sugar problem be something other than diabetes? (30 Jul 2006)
  39. I am low at night, then high in the morning. What should I do? I am on a pump. (13 Jul 2006)
  40. My son has weakness, paleness, sweating, and nausea that almost always ends with vomiting. He improves after vomiting. Could this be hypoglycemia? (13 Jul 2006)
  41. A few weeks ago, I had several stubborn low blood sugars so I reduced my NovoLog. Then, I was high and needed my usual doses. What caused this? (13 Jul 2006)
  42. My son has symptoms of hypoglycemia. We are to check his blood sugar when he's symptomatic. What is a normal blood sugar? Are his symptoms typical? (11 Jul 2006)
  43. Since going on a lower carbohydrate diet, my husband has been having serious lows. During the night, his blood sugar remains low, even after food. What is going on? (9 Jul 2006)
  44. For the past two weeks, we have had to reduce our son's Humalog to prevent lows. Is it possible he is producing insulin again, nine years after diagnosis? (6 Jul 2006)
  45. My daughter had a bad reaction with a 3.1 mmol/L [56 mg/dl] blood sugar. She has been lower and not symptomatic. What was different this time? (29 Jun 2006)
  46. I have checked my blood sugar several times and see that it goes down after meals. Could I have reactive hypoglycemia? Is there a test for this? (27 Jun 2006)
  47. An oral GTT indicated my son was low after three hours.Is this reactive hypoglycemia? Can this precede diabetes in children? (26 Jun 2006)
  48. My doctor said I have hypoglycemia, but an endocrinologist said not to worry unless my blood sugar was less than 40 mg/dl [2.2 mmol/L]. Do I have hypoglycemia or not? (26 Jun 2006)
  49. Do you have any data on blood sugar dropping during seizures, thus causing a hypoglycemic reaction? (26 Jun 2006)
  50. My toddler has ketotic hypoglycemia. Our pediatrician was concerned about a "genetic conditions." To what was he referring? Is there anything else we need to do? (24 Jun 2006)
  51. After five years with type 1, I have had to reduce my daughter's insulin significantly to prevent lows. Is this common? What should I do? (22 Jun 2006)
  52. What are the long-term effects of consistently low blood sugars? What are the effects of high blood sugars? (6 Jun 2006)
  53. During soccer tournaments, my son is often low before his second game. Then, he may have blurry vision. What should we do to keep his blood sugar in range? (6 Jun 2006)
  54. With symptoms, I took my toddler to the ER for tests. All were normal. Yesterday, he had several very low blood sugars. What do you think is going on? (23 May 2006)
  55. Just diagnosed, my son has lows during soccer. We have reduced insulin and increased carbohydrates, but still see lows. What do you recommend? (19 May 2006)
  56. As a student in Greece, I am preparing for my Panhellenic exams. How can I avoid having lows during the exams? I take Lantus and NovoRapid. (4 May 2006)
  57. Sometimes, my son has extended lows and we stop insulin. Then, if he has a high, it comes down on its own. What is your opinion of this situation? (20 Apr 2006)
  58. To prevent morning lows, I have to ensure that my son's 2 a.m. blood sugar is elevated. Also, activity causes him to be low later. Is this normal? (20 Apr 2006)
  59. Three times, my daughter had seizures after an illness. The doctor suggested ketotic hypoglycemia, but her blood sugars weren't that low. What do you think? (19 Apr 2006)
  60. The school nurse told my daughter not to treat a blood sugar of 33 mg/dl [1.8 mmol/L] because she was not symptomatic. How responsible is a child that low? (6 Apr 2006)
  61. My endocrinologist recommends blood sugars of 60 to 100 mg/dl [3.3 to 5.6 mmol/L] during pregnancy. I have been much lower. What should I do? (6 Apr 2006)
  62. Could hypoglycemia be the cause of my depression? (3 Apr 2006)
  63. For hypoglycemia, my daughter eats small meals, five times a day. She still has headaches, stomach aches, and fatigue. Do you have any advice? (31 Mar 2006)
  64. When my daughter eats sugary foods, she often goes low. Why is this? She takes NovoLog and Lantus. (29 Mar 2006)
  65. I have been waking up with very low blood sugars and realize that I am no longer symptomatic when low. Are these lows harmful? (28 Mar 2006)
  66. My 12 year old has been having prolonged lows. She isn't absorbing food properly. We are awaiting the results of her endoscopy. What else should we check? (27 Mar 2006)
  67. During her recent illness, I gave my daughter glucagon twice to bring up her blood sugars. She is still running low. What could be going on? (24 Mar 2006)
  68. After 24 years with type 1, my boyfriend can be combative when low and fights me when I try to feed him. Is this common? (21 Mar 2006)
  69. My son takes both ADHD medications and insulin. Could his afternoon lows be caused by the ADHD medications? (21 Mar 2006)
  70. Yesterday, I administered glucagon to my co-worker who was seizing. I may not have mixed it completely and it had expired. Will that harm her? (19 Mar 2006)
  71. When my son wakes during the night and is low, he later says he was seeing scary things. Is this type of reaction normal? (14 Mar 2006)
  72. Does alcohol cause low blood sugar?If a non-diabetic passes out and has a severely low blood sugar, can they be given glucagon? (12 Mar 2006)
  73. The neurologist and endocrinologist disagree about the cause of my son's recent seizure. Could he have been low before the seizure stopped? (11 Mar 2006)
  74. My son has the symptoms of hypoglycemia, but the doctor won't diagnose him with it until my son passes out or has a seizure. Hoe do we get him diagnosed? (4 Mar 2006)
  75. My daughter gets her insulin through an Insuflon. She is often low before lunch. Is it from injecting two insulins into the same site? What do you recommend? (3 Mar 2006)
  76. When my granddaughter's blood sugar is very low, she jerks her head and shakes all over, not recognizing her own mother. What is this? (2 Mar 2006)
  77. Can the symptoms of hypoglycemia mimic diabetes, even if you are not diabetic? Does it increase the risk of developing type 2? (2 Mar 2006)
  78. My adult brother keeps having blackouts. What causes them? How can I help prevent them? I know he isn't eating well or checking his blood sugar. (22 Feb 2006)
  79. Many hours after exercise, which is daily, I am having low blood sugars. What can I do to fix this problem? I take Lantus and Humalog. (17 Feb 2006)
  80. My daughter is on Humalog and NPH. I find the NPH unpredictable and believe it is causing lows. Would Lantus be a better long-acting insulin? (15 Feb 2006)
  81. After a stomach virus, my daughter remained low for several hours after her usual supper injection. We treated often. What caused the persistent lows? (11 Feb 2006)
  82. My adult son's ability to take care of his diabetes worsens every year. He is often low and has mental helath issues. How can I get help? (4 Feb 2006)
  83. My son has had two seizures recently. The endocrinologist thinks they were from lows, but the pediatrician has suggested a neurologist. What do you think? (4 Feb 2006)
  84. After four months on the same regimen, my son is often low twice a day. He's had low blood sugars that don't want to come up. What could be causing this? (2 Feb 2006)
  85. I think my daughter has hypoglycemia. What can I do? Would "azole" drugs help? (28 Jan 2006)
  86. I was tested for reactive hypoglycemia. Are my test results indicative of this? What kind of diet should I follow? (18 Jan 2006)
  87. Since my gastric bypass surgery, I have postprandial hypoglycemia. Is there a blood test to see if hyperfunctioning islets are causing this? (17 Jan 2006)
  88. My nine year old has had several nighttime lows this week even with reduced insulin. Are they perhaps caused by her Lantus? She takes it in the morning? (9 Jan 2006)
  89. Since my gastric bypass surgery, I have been having low blood sugars. Why would this be happening? (5 Jan 2006)

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