By Nyu-chan Latest Reply 2014-01-18 09:30:09 -0600
Started 2014-01-04 22:20:59 -0600

Can you have hypoglycemia when you are diabetic? Type 2 or 1?

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Dr John
Dr John 2014-01-18 09:30:09 -0600 Report

Type 1 diabetics take insulin. Insulin effectiveness is dependent upon activity. Often, a type 1 diabetic will take a certain amount of insulin to cover a meal. Then, have a lot of unexpected activity, which will make the insulin just taken more efficient, dropping ones blood glucose too much.

Glucerna 2014-01-05 12:15:18 -0600 Report

People with any type of diabetes can develop hypoglycemia, and it's important that you talk with your doctor or diabetes educator to learn about what can cause low blood sugar and how to treat it. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Copperchef 2014-01-05 12:09:29 -0600 Report

Hypoglycemia happens to either Type1 or 2, often in poorly regulated diabetics, or those who are ill, or have over exercised, which can also lead to ketoacidosis.
Some Type1's get it from being to aggressive with insulin at times and not eating enough of a balanced diet.
Type2 from not eating correctly too.

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