My worries

@jessi0887 (2794)
United States
March 9, 2009 8:14am CST
So I am hypoglycemic. Which means i have low blood sugar problems. My blood sugar is like borderline low. Mine is like around 70 as long as i have ate something. Now i never have tested myself when i go without something to eat and get to the point where i am shaky. I am not here though to talk about the things i deal with daily. My mom has diabettes type 2. I hear that hypoglocemia can lead to diabettes if not properly taken care of. I have tried to reduce my sugar intake. I went on a diet twice in the last few months and it seems like it will be going well then i will crash. I will just eat and eat. I am planning on going to the doctor but the thing is i have a hard time controlling my appetite and i dont know what to do about it. I guess i will wait and see what the doctor says. I just want to control my health before it gets to something serious.
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5 responses
@agrim94 (3812)
• India
2 Apr 09
Diabeties type 2 is a disease of pancreas when beta cell in them start dying or function less than required in adults. So blood sugar levels increase and we need to either take medicines by oral route or by insulin injections. And if either of your parents or their parents had this disease chances are very high you might have it too at later stage in life. But i can not understand why your blood sugar levels are too low. 70 that too after eating . Are you on any hypoglycemics if not then you should immediately go and check with your doctor because sugar is only food available to the cells of body and if you have it so low than it would not only effect your cells in body but also your vital organs like brain .
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
2 Apr 09
I thought as long as it doesn't go below 70 its fine. I have never witnessed it get lower but it every time i have tested its right at 70. Also i never heard of hypoglycemics. Is that medicine for low blood sugar? I would go to the doctor but right now i cant afford it. I dont have insurance.
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
13 Apr 09
Yeah my i dont use my glucometer i use my moms. She has diabettes. It works fine when she uses it.
@forslahiri (1042)
• India
14 Mar 09
Hi, Hypoglcaemia is not serious(if U r not a diabetic). Hypoglaemia will increase Hunger-Pang,as body needs Glucose to carry out functions. I suggest you take snacks,after every 3 hours- beside 2 principal meals. Ur Dr & dietician will suggest reg the type/qty of snacks U should take. =Lahiri,Kolkata,India.
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
17 Mar 09
How can you say hypogycemia is not serious. It often leads to diabettes and i clearly said it runs in my family. So its as serious as it gets.
• India
17 Mar 09
Hi, No.Hypoglcaemia is serious only to established Diabetic patients. Who are not diabetic,Hypo is not serious atall. Even frequent episodes of Hypos will not be Life-threatening and req Hospitalisation,as it is with his Diabetic Counterpart. Carry Glucose/Tofees/Sweets with U.Whenever U'll be feeling nausea,vomiting,sweating tenedencies,take those without delay.Sit calm,drink water.U'll be OK within 10-15 mins. No,in normal situation the chances of carrying this Hypo to next generation is MINIMUM. =Lahiri,Kolkata,India.
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
17 Mar 09
You obvoisly dont know what your talking about. If you have hypoglycemia and diabettes runs in the family you have a higher risk of getting diabettes. Also hypoglycemia with or without diabettes can be fatal if not taken care of prompt and properly. I am managing mine but the more i give into my cravings the more out of control it gets. I carry these gluco dissolving tablets around with me. It takes two of those to help me but only works for a little bit then i have to get food.
@rainmark (4309)
9 Mar 09
Hope that you are doing well with your diabetes,but my advice is don't worry too much you might get stress and it getting worst. It's all about self-discipline for your diet,always follow your aim and goal to reduce your blood sugar and always seek professional guidance and having monthly check-up. Wish you getting better. Happy posting.
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
9 Mar 09
Did you read the whole post? I dont have diabettes. If you read it then you would know what its about. I am not lashing out at you but dont respond if you didn't read it and your just confusing me.
@rainmark (4309)
10 Mar 09
Im sorry if i misunderstood your post, as what you said you have hypoglocemia which have a tendency to lead to diabetes, i was thinking that hypoglocemia is one of the stages in diabetes. My apology! I confused too. But i done research of what it means. Cheers.
@spalladino (17929)
• United States
9 Mar 09
I'm glad you're planning to see your doctor and that you will be followed by a professional since your health problems can become more complicated as time goes on. My husband had an episode of very low blood sugar and after seeing his doctor, the results of his blood work indicated low levels of cortisol, which is related to his pituitary gland. He's had a number of tests but, so far, no tumors to account for this so he's on medication. The reason I'm sharing this with you is because, while hypoglycemia can lead to diabetes...and your risks increase when you have a family member with the disease...it can also be due to something else, from a medical issue to simply your diet. Your doctor should be able to help you with a diet that doesn't leave you starving so that you lose it and over eat. Good luck to you!
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
9 Mar 09
Thanks for commenting. I will certainly discuss possible causes of my low blood sugar.
@Canellita (12061)
• United States
10 Apr 09
Have you tried taking glucose tablets to help you regulate your blood sugar? You have to have the right kinds of foods daily and eat at regular intervals to keep it under control but the glucose could help.