You cannot make yourself get diabetes just like that. It has multifactorial causes. So we cannot say what factor might cause for you. Diabetes, can come to you specially if you already have a family history that predisposes you to it. A sedentary life with a poor diet, or being overweight can contribute to acquiring Type II Diabetes. As far as hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar is concerned. Just by skipping a meal your blood sugar can come down to hypoglycemic levels. But do not try this, sometimes it can cause complications.
What is hypoglycemia? Hypoglycemia is the clinical syndrome that results from low blood sugar. The symptoms of hypoglycemia can vary from person to person, as can the severity. Classically, hypoglycemia is diagnosed by a low blood sugar with symptoms that resolve when the sugar level returns to the normal range. Who is at risk for hypoglycemia? While patients who do not have any metabolic problems can complain of symptoms suggestive of low blood sugar, true hypoglycemia usually occurs in patients being treated for diabetes (type 1 and type 2). Patients with pre-diabetes who have insulin resistance can also have low blood sugars on occasion if their high circulating insulin levels are further challenged by a prolonged period of fasting. There are other rare causes for hypoglycemia, such as insulin producing tumors (insulinomas) and certain medications. These uncommon causes of hypoglycemia will not be discussed in this article, which will primarily focus on the hypoglycemia occurring with diabetes mellitus and its treatment. Despite our advances in the treatment of diabetes, hypoglycemic episodes are often the limiting factor in achieving optimal blood sugar control. In large scale studies looking at tight control in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, low blood sugars occurred more often in the patients who were managed most intensively. This is important for patients and physicians to recognize, especially as the goal for treating patients with diabetes become tighter blood sugar control. I thought high blood sugar was bad. Why is low blood sugar also bad? The body needs fuel to work. One of its major fuel sources is sugars, which the body gets from what is consumed as either simple sugar or complex carbohydrates. For emergency situations (like prolonged fasting), the body stores a stash of sugar in the liver as glycogen. If this store is needed, the body goes through a biochemical process called gluco-neo-genesis (meaning to make new sugar ) and converts these stores of glycogen to sugar. This b
young male with anklyosing spondylitis and daily episodes of hypoglycemia. Not diabetic, but family history. Eating carbs (healthy ones) doesn t help. Blood work shows low potassium and non fasting glucose of 67. Hypoglycemia started after being put on Celebrex.
For the last week I ve been having symptoms of hypoglycemia. I had blood work done, everything was normal. Still waiting on insulin test to come back. I m heathly, active, not overweight, and not a diabetic. If I take a fast acting glucose tablet I feel better. It usually hits me when I wake up.
Often lately, I've been rather light-headed and drained of energy after eating lunch (when I mostly notice it) right about 1 - 2 hours after eating. I'm currently overweight and concerned about blood sugar levels, and diabetes but, that all checked out okay on my last fasting lab 3 months ago. What could be the cause??
hi maam. I am Mrs jaggi From Raipur.My father who is 57 yrs of age has lichen planus in his oral cavity from past 2 yrs.angioplasty done 2wice .presently on tab. Family history : has 3 children and 1 brother and 5 sisters.Appetitite is sound and has sound sleep and no change in weight ,no diabetes and no asthma.Please Suggest medication as well as precaution for the same.
Why does Polcystic ovarian syndrome occur?Is it good to take glyciphage(a diabetes tablet )for that.. Gynecologist advised me to take that.she said that it is to reduce my weight. My body mass index is Normal. Then what effect this tablet will have on my pcod problem.. Please clarify me about this and also advise me on pregnancy... Thanks a lot
I am 50 years old and about to be taken off of my birth control pill that Iv'e been taking for desmynorhea. I am also type 1 diabetic and have managed it well. It works well with the ortha Novum 1/1/1 28 day birth control pill. My doctor wants to take me off because I'm 50. I do not want to because it works so well and has for many years. If I'm taken off I know my hormone levels will crash and my diabetes management will suffer. (Doctors tell me they are not related but I know They are related because I've lived it and learned to make the adjustments during my cycle for 35 years). If I'm taken off the BC pill, what is my best option to treat desmynorrhea and to keep the hormone levels at a healthy and balanced level at my age?
We have consulted a doctor and she has prescribed Tab Duphaston (10 mg) twice daily. Could you advise us of its purpose and if it has any side effects in long-term. We would really appreciate your advice on this.