From Youngstown, Pennsylvania, USA:
I am a 43 year old female who has experienced what I call hypoglycemic episodes since I was a young child. I even remember passing out a few times. My parents never took me to a doctor for this, but as I got into my teens my mother was diagnosed with hypoglycemia and said that is what I probably have. She told me I just had to make sure I eat small portions throughout the day, and if I feel an episode coming on, to eat something.
This has usually worked for me in the past, but I feel I am experiencing more "lows" than I ever have and I am not able to bring it up like I could before. I have gone for days feeling very weak, shaky, and low. I am also now experiencing anxiety (especially at bedtime), inability to sleep, memory loss, and loss of concentration. I feel that if I tell this to my doctor, he will think I am menopausal. Maybe I am, but I know this is also related to my sugar levels. What should I do? Can I work with this myself with better diets or should I go to a doctor?
My recommendation is that you see your physician. These symptoms are obviously interfering with your quality of life. It is important to have the problem further evaluated to prevent these problems. At this point, I cannot speculate on what the problem might be.
Original posting 29 Jun 2001
Posted to Hypoglycemia
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:22
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2016. Comments and Feedback.