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Posted on Thu, 10 Aug 2017 in Diabetes
Question: I am 57. 6'2" 234 type II diabetic, but ususally healthy. Right now I am experiencing weakness, no get up and go, no appetite and am having occurrances of chills while I know I am not cold.
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Answered by Dr. Elona Xhardo 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It can be a hypoglicemic episide.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
I have gone through your question.

Your symptoms seems like an episode of low blood sugar.

My advice for you is to check your level using your testing equipment.
If your blood glucose is less than 70 mg/dL, then you are probably having a hypoglycemic reaction.

Hypoglycemia can be treated quickly and easily by eating or drinking a small amount of glucose-rich food.

Don't forget:
Always carry something to eat in case a hypoglycemic episode happens, such as sugar or glucose tablets, fruit juice, or hard candy.

Ask your doctor for suggestions about the best form of emergency glucose to have on hand for your particular situation.

Hope this is helpful.
If you have other doubts,feel free and ask.
Take care
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