Patient Comments: Hypoglycemia - Risk Factors

Question:

Please describe your risk factors, like pre-diabetes, for hypoglycemia. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Julio, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 15

I'm a 68 year old Hispanic male. I'm overweight, not severely but overweight. BMI is about 35. My doctor says I'm pre-diabetic. I don't take medications for diabetes oh, and diabetes runs in my family minor detail, hey! I eat an early dinner and don't eat again until around 11 a.m. except for toast with peanut butter and jam. I have been noticing that around 11 am I start feeling really poorly. I took my blood sugar today before eating and it was down to 67. Earlier when I woke up it was 115. That's my story of hypoglycemia.

Comment from: Sue987654, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 14

I have suffered bouts of hypoglycemia a few times a year for about 40 years. I am not diabetic nor on any medication. The symptoms start where I feel sick to my stomach, break out into a cold sweat, and I know I have to lie down wherever I am or I will pass out. (I never have.) The spells last a half hour. If I drink water I can catch it in time. The causes I've found are eating a huge meal, too much sugar (milk shakes), being out in the heat, or anxiety, too.

Comment from: Sonam, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 04

I am not diabetic but have been experiencing low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) for 8 to 9 years now. At 11 in the morning I feel dizzy, hungry, shaking body, sweating and blurred vision. This also happen when I work a bit more or exercise.

Comment from: timbo34, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: July 26

I went to see my doctor a few months ago and she told me that I have diabetes. She referred me to a nutritionist to help me with foods that i can and cannot eat. I have trouble with my vision sometimes even though i eat between meals. I would drink 1 or 2 glasses a day of water, maybe even more if it is hot outside.

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