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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Good Morning,I have a history of hypoglycemia and for the last couple of weeks I have noticed instead of being low my levels are much higher than usual. For example I have been fasting for almost 11 hours and my level was 133. Normally it would be 60 or 70 for me. I am very weak and feel shaky like I do with low blood sugar but I don't know if eating will make me better or worse...and I don't know what to eat to bring it down....Is this something I need to go to the hospital for? Please help I feel awful.
Thank you for your help!
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr ccc here
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are you a known diabetic and on meds
User :   no
User :   I have always had low blood sugar
Doctor :   What prompted you toi check blood sugar
Doctor :   Let me explain
User :   I have a glucose monitor
Doctor :   there is no need for you to check blood sugar unless diagnosed diabetic
Doctor :   There is always fluctuations in blood sugar in all indiciduals but the matter is of concern only if remains all time high
Doctor :   And for your case i would first ask you ti get checked for RBS and Fasting blood sugar
Doctor :   Then you can come to a conclusion
Doctor :   When the sugar values drop too low then it also of concern when you have symptoms of shivering //giddiness/ excessive palitations
Doctor :   If you dont have the above symptoms you need not worry about low sugar
Doctor :   And when was you last annuals done
Doctor :   Were they normal in diabetic profile
User :   I have the one touch glucose that I use to check my sugar levels that my doctor told me to get that is what I have been using is that different?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Unless diabetic there arises no question to check blood sugar
Doctor :   Did you have any attacks fo hypoglcemia before
Doctor :   Like fainting / tremors
User :   Yes I have for many years
User :   usually related to my periods
Doctor :   But you are not an diabetic?
Doctor :   Your age?
User :   they never called it that they just said I have hypoglycemia
User :   32
Doctor :   There is always related tiredness with periods but as far a slow sugar is concerned
Doctor :   It most probably diue to unhealthy food habits
Doctor :   Are your food habits regular?
Doctor :   And do you consume alcohol?/ smoke
User :   I don't eat a lot of meats mostly veggies
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I quit smoking
Doctor :   Do you hydrate your self well
Doctor :   I have some tips You should be very concerned with hypo attcks
User :   I drink a lot of water
User :   ok
Doctor :   Shoukd always carry some chocolates with you they really help you maintaining sugar lebels when low
User :   will it help when they are high like today>
Doctor :   And If the sugar values are consistent and not low need not worry
Doctor :   No
User :   how do I eat to bring them down?
Doctor :   But did you take anykind of carbonated drinks today
User :   I am fasting
Doctor :   You should rather avoid high carbohydrate foods
Doctor :   And have more of fibre diet
User :   okay
Doctor :   And be cautuios while fasting
Doctor :   When you are prone to hypoglcemia atatcks plz avoid fasting
User :   Ok
Doctor :   And get an diabetic profile done too
User :   Thank you I will
Doctor :   There is always increase sugar values on steroid use
Doctor :   Are on steroids?
User :   I have no steriods
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Although I had a sterdiod shot about a month ago for my neck
Doctor :   Then your cause should be work out
User :   but that is the only time
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Thank you again for your advise
Doctor :   Your welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
User :   have a great day
Doctor :   You too
Doctor :   Wishing you speedy recovery
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   Thank you just to make sure eat fiber and protiens is good when my sugar is high but not carbs
Doctor :   Yes
User :   good bye
Doctor :   Bye
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