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Have weakness, difficulty concentrating, numbness, lip tingling, shaking. Help

I have some of the classic signs of hypoglycemia without the low blood sugar. Weakness, difficulty concentrating, numbness/tingling in lips, shaking... I used a blood sugar monitor for a few months but my blood sugar. didn't dip down. My GP thought maybe it was dehydration so I increased my water intake throughout the day, but that had little effect. I get these episodes about 5 hours after I eat a big breakfast, and sooner if I don't have enough for breakfast. If I had time for a snack, it would help, but as a teacher, my day is controlled by a bell system. When I need to eat, I feel weak, not hungry.
Asked On : Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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Nov 2013
Thank you for posting your query.
I agree with you that your symptoms are suggestive of hypoglycemia without the sugar being low. Sometimes, it may happen.
In your case, you should exclude a diagnosis of insulinoma. Please discuss with your doctor regarding this.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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Answered: Fri, 10 May 2013
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