What does the term hypoglycemic means and what effects will it cause?

By lifedriver Latest Reply 2011-11-23 22:10:36 -0600
Started 2011-11-04 09:26:24 -0500

Good Morning to the community. What is hypoglycemic? What can a person do to control or retify it?

11 replies

kdroberts 2011-11-23 22:10:36 -0600 Report

Do you mean in terms of being a diabetic or being hypoglycemic? If it's diabetes, the other responses cover it. If it's the latter then it's the inability to keep your blood sugar high enough. The recommended treatment for that is eat small amounts of carb every couple of hours or so, 6-8 meals a day.

mkhojh99 2011-11-23 21:06:06 -0600 Report

I dont like being low…not that I liked being high but the lows really mess me up for hours. I use glucose tabs or the liquid…if its really low and I need fast recovery I drink part or all of a regular soda…

jimmyjames43 2011-11-04 14:33:25 -0500 Report

Hypo means your running low,you need to control your diet,3 balanced meals and 2 or 3 snacks during the day,my friend has this problem and as long as she eats her breakfast, lunch and dinner on a schedule,she is ok. sometimes during the day she has a cookie or peanut butter crackers for a boost.She is a light eater,small portions of all the food groups

Heather44118 2011-11-04 09:45:54 -0500 Report

hypoglycemic mean that your blood sugar is too low. YOu need to boost your sugar. You need a fast acting sugar like glucose tabs, juice, reg. pop. and then you need to eat something and monitor your blood sugar levels. Hypoglycemic numbers are different for different people. Right now I feel the effects if my blood sugar goes under 90. you will feel it, shakiey , nervous, kinda like the flu hit you all at once. I know there are other symptoms but I cant think of them right now.

jayabee52 2011-11-04 10:06:38 -0500 Report

most folks don't feel hypos until they're somewhere below 70, a generally accepted point at which hypos start.

The only time I know I got a hypo was when I was 40. (I was on Met. and hadn't eaten at all that day. —- that was foolish!)

It was so long ago I don't remember why I took my BG levels.

lifedriver 2011-11-04 09:49:04 -0500 Report

Thanks and I appreciate the information. I guess when you get older you forget to do research on your on. smile