In Dec. 2011, I collapsed unexpectedly & 911 had to be called. My Blood Sugar was 23 at the time. Paramedics brought me out of it. After seeing an endocrinologist & a series of tests, I was diagnosed with an overgrowth of insulin-producing cells in my pancreas, Nesidioblastosis. When I eat a meal with more than about 7 grams of sugar (total), my bs spikes over 300, then quickly crashes into the 20's. I am taking Acarbose with each meal & attempting to follow a strict diet, but I still have these bs fluctuations about once a week. Last month, I had an episode that ended with me on the kitchen floor, having a seizure! Thank goodness, my 8 year old grand-dtr checked my bs, which was 25, then alerted her mom! I am lucky they were visiting, as my dtr is a student in Medical Assisting. She gave me an injection of Glucagon. I was a nurse for 20 years, so I taught all of my grandchildren, including 5 yr old twins, to accurately use a glucometer! When the oldest was 7, I taught her to also give me Glucagon injections, if need be. This disease really frightens me! If we can't control my bs well with diet & Acarbose, the endocrinologist said I will need surgery to remove approx. 70% of my pancreas. Does ANYBODY out there have this problem?? I have a large family history of Diabetes, both type 1 & 2, and have been told by my Dr she believes I have a high probability of developing Diabetes in the future.
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