Hypoglycemic question

By kaiya2465 Latest Reply 2012-03-07 11:26:11 -0600
Started 2012-02-27 18:31:05 -0600

I have been Hypoglycemic most of my life & now I am pre-D I don't understand & the dr is not explaining anything…Can anyone shed some light on this confusion for me?


14 replies

jlively1 2012-03-07 11:00:08 -0600 Report

Diabetics don't have enough insulin in their bodies and hypoglycemics have too much insulin in their bodies.

jayabee52 2012-03-07 11:09:17 -0600 Report

well Jlively your comments about People with Diabetes (PWDs) are well taken, but there may be a bit more to it.

For some PWDs like T1s and some T2s yes there isn't enough insulin there in their bodies, for other T2s there may be a lot of insulin available in the body but the body has become insulin resistant for some reason.

jlively1 2012-03-07 10:59:08 -0600 Report

I too am hypoglycemic. I'm very seriously hypoglycemic. I treat my condition by avoiding sugar and cutting carbs. There are only a few books that talk about hypoglycemia. It's hard to find information about it so treating it like diabetes is the best way (other than taking the meds of course). Chances are your doctor doesn't know anything about hypoglycemia. Believe it or not, a lot of doctors don't know squat about hypoglycemia. I would suggest going to a doctor that specializes in diabetes. At least that way they would understand the diet.

Anonymous 2012-02-28 17:51:58 -0600 Report

my aunt started out hypoglycemic then she became diabetic type 2. your not the only one to have this happen too you. my sister has hypoglycemic episodes every once and a while. she anit diabetic yet but my anunt says shes at high risk for it though.i think it has to do with the panceas being hyper and it wears itself out though hope this helps.

George1947 2012-02-27 22:47:44 -0600 Report

Hypoglycemia is a poor reaction to glucose in your system, meaning your body over reacts to any glucose it gets. Diabetes is what happens after years of your body over reacting, and it just gets "tired" and quits producing as much insulin… At least that's what I was told several years ago. The burnout also happens to long time diabetics.

icefog 2012-02-27 20:28:44 -0600 Report

I was told that something just sets it off in your system. You were sick, injured, or something else happened. one morning when i was sitting with my mother, she is a type 2, she just said check your sugar level, i used one of her test strips and my sugar was over 250. she told me to see a dr as soon as possible, that was 5yrs ago. could not come up with a reason why it went so out of control all of a sudden.

jayabee52 2012-02-27 19:25:17 -0600 Report

The way I understand it pre-D is the progression from Hypo to T2. My (late) bride "Jem" was also hypoglycemic before she turned into a full-blown T2. Her Dr told her that it was her pancreas' "last gasp" before it completely burned out and she became a "brittle" T2. But none of our disease processes are the same.

kaiya2465 2012-02-27 19:39:13 -0600 Report

Still confused. Then why don't dr's concentrate on hypoglycemic persons pancreas, before they have to give a diagnosis of Diabetes. Medical makes no sense…That's why they call it a "practice"…I am going to quit letting them use me s a guinea pig pretty soon.

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