From Lake City, Florida, USA:
About six months ago, I was told that I have hypoglycemia. I know this is some form of diabetes, but that is all I know. Can you give me some more information about it?
Hypoglycemia is not diabetes. When you have diabetes the blood sugar is too high. Hypoglycemia is a blood sugar that is too low. People who have diabetes and take some pills and/or insulin can have the blood sugar go too low, and develop hypoglycemia. Some believe that people can be hypoglycemic before they develop diabetes. I think that is very rare.
If you think you have diabetes, see your doctor. If you really are having hypoglycemic episodes, they need to be evaluated. There are a number of medical conditions that can cause hypoglycemia.
Original posting 21 Aug 2000
Posted to Hypoglycemia
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:11
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