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Hypoglycemia from 2007

  1. Is there such a thing as a "glucagon allergy?" What are the implications for "Good Samaritans" who give glucagon to a stranger who has diabetes and has a severe low? (28 Dec 2007)
  2. Our daughter was put on metformin for insulin resistance. She had an episode at school where she felt shaky so got a snack. Afterwards, her blood sugar was much lower. What should I do? (27 Dec 2007)
  3. My son has type 1, but is not on insulin because he's in his honeymoon. He's now having low blood sugars. Why is this happening? (27 Dec 2007)
  4. Apparently, my son has ketotic hypoglycaemia. Is this likely to recur and is there anything we can do to prevent it? (24 Dec 2007)
  5. For no reason, our daughter has been having unexplained low blood sugars for five days. Our diabetes team has no explanation; do you? (22 Dec 2007)
  6. I had to pick up my teen from school today due to blood sugars that would not come up. I took off her pump and fed her, but she's still low. Have you seen this before? (18 Dec 2007)
  7. Twice, my young daughter has experienced lows while taking a sulfa drug. Our diabetes team does not know why. Do you have any insight as to why this is happening? (16 Dec 2007)
  8. According to my son's doctor, during a seizure, the body reacts to a low by releasing adrenaline, which stimulates the liver to release glucose and this does not cause death. Is this true? (2 Dec 2007)
  9. My daughter, who's had type 1 for three years, has had about one "fit" a month since May 2007. Could these be diabetes related or epilepsy? (26 Nov 2007)
  10. I have been accused of breaking into a house, but I have no memory of the incident. Do you have any information about diabetic blackouts or memory loss? (11 Nov 2007)
  11. Due to lows and decreased insulin, I had my daughter's C-Peptide level checked. It was in the normal range. After three years with diabetes, how can this be? (26 Oct 2007)
  12. Since July, I have needed to lower my teen daughter's basal rates and insulin to carbohydrate ratio. Is this related to the end of puberty or something else? (18 Oct 2007)
  13. After a recent episode of DKA, my teen daughter, who'd had a 10.4 A1c, starting having many lows even though she we have reduced her insulin. What could be going on? (18 Sep 2007)
  14. I recently had a blood sugar reading of 13 mg/dl [0.7 mmol/L] and was unconscious for some time. Could this have caused brain damage? (31 Aug 2007)
  15. Since a recent bowel resection, I am unable to feel my lows. Will this improve when I'm fully healed? Also, should I change my pain medication to take less acetaminophen? (22 Aug 2007)
  16. Recently, after some basal changes suggested by the endocrinologist, my son has had lows in which he has been extremely confused. What would cause this? (16 Aug 2007)
  17. I was diagnosed with sinus tachycardia, then hypoglycemia. If you slow the heart rate down with beta blockers, will that make my system burn less glucose? (7 Aug 2007)
  18. My toddler had a 95% pancreatectomy for nesidioblastosis. What kind of medication can I give her so that she can sleep for several hours? (6 Aug 2007)
  19. How do you know when a low is going to continue to keep going down? How do you know when to continue to treat a low? (2 Aug 2007)
  20. Do you have any tips on how to keep my blood sugar in a good range for athletics? (25 Jul 2007)
  21. After a random blood test, I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia. Since then, some of my blood sugars have been a bit elevated. Should I have a glucose tolerance test? (15 Jul 2007)
  22. Is there any way to predict the occurrence of low blood sugars through the analysis of certain patterns in blood glucose readings during a certain period of time? (15 Jul 2007)
  23. Last week, I had some tests done. My blood sugar was low, my cortisol level was fine and I had no insulin antibodies. Are my results okay? If not, what should I do? (9 Jul 2007)
  24. My son goes low while sleeping. How can I prevent this? (3 Jul 2007)
  25. Recently, I had a bad low blood sugar reaction. I was angry and violent. Should I be concerned about such behavior? Will my brain be effected? (3 Jul 2007)
  26. Is there any literature about Airborne causing lower blood sugars? (3 Jul 2007)
  27. When she plays, my five-year-old's blood sugar drops to 45 mg/dl [2.5 mmol/L] to 70 mg/dl [3.9 mmol/L]. Why is this happening? (30 Jun 2007)
  28. I've been undergoing tests for hypoglycemia and need to have my insulin antibodies tested. What is an insulin antibody? What do my other test results mean? (24 Jun 2007)
  29. Recently, someone told me that new research shows that type 1 diabetics will not awake on lows. What is your opinion and what should I do about that? (23 Jun 2007)
  30. Does hypoglycemia mimic stroke? I am trying to understand my son's dysphasia and hypoglycemia. (27 Apr 2007)
  31. Since giving birth in February, I have needed to decrease my insulin and I still have lows. Could there be a medical reason for my this? (25 Apr 2007)
  32. What happens to a person's body when they become hypoglycemic or hyperglycemic? Which is more harmful? (14 Apr 2007)
  33. Over the past three weeks, my son has had many low blood sugars, even after we reduced his Lantus by two units. What do you suggest we do? (26 Mar 2007)
  34. The doctor has diagnosed my teen son with "low blood sugar." Isn't that the same as hypoglycemia? Where can I find diet information? (20 Mar 2007)
  35. I have reactive hypoglycemia and feel low in the 80s mg/dl [4.4 to 4.9 mmol/L]. Is this normal? (14 Mar 2007)
  36. My son has hypoglycemia. Does this mean he will eventually develop diabetes? Is there a connection between steroid use and type 1 diabetes? (14 Mar 2007)
  37. Newly diagnosed, my son has fluctuating blood sugars during basketball practice. What should his target blood sugar range be before practice? (7 Mar 2007)
  38. We suspect our son has hypoglycemia. He had a two hour glucose tolerance test with normal results. What else should we do? (16 Feb 2007)
  39. During a seizure, my toddler's blood sugar was 20 mg/dl [1.1 mmol/L]. Is this hypoglycemia? Could she have experienced permanent brain damage? (1 Feb 2007)
  40. When he eats sweets, my young son acts hyper, then has a meltdown. We have tried eliminating sweets and feeding frequent protein snacks. What do you think he has? (23 Jan 2007)
  41. For a week, my son has been running very low, even when eating a lot. What could be causing this? (22 Jan 2007)
  42. If your child has a lot of insulin on board, either intentionally or not, and feels too full to eat more, can you give a glucagon injection? How do you figure out the dose? (22 Jan 2007)
  43. Could my son have hypoglycemia? When he had a meltdown today, I checked his blood sugar and it was 54 mg/dl [3.0 mmol/L]. Is this dangerously low? (18 Jan 2007)
  44. Some of the times my son has been tired and disoriented, he has had low blood sugars. Does his behavior have anything to do with his blood sugar levels? (17 Jan 2007)

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