Patient Comments: Hypoglycemia - Risk Factors

Please describe your risk factors, like pre-diabetes, for hypoglycemia.

Comment from: Sue987654, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 14

I have suffered bouts of hypoglycemia a few times a year for about 40 years. I am not diabetic nor on any medication. The symptoms start where I feel sick to my stomach, break out into a cold sweat, and I know I have to lie down wherever I am or I will pass out. (I never have.) The spells last a half hour. If I drink water I can catch it in time. The causes I've found are eating a huge meal, too much sugar (milk shakes), being out in the heat, or anxiety, too.

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Comment from: timbo34, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: July 26

I went to see my doctor a few months ago and she told me that I have diabetes. She referred me to a nutritionist to help me with foods that i can and cannot eat. I have trouble with my vision sometimes even though i eat between meals. I would drink 1 or 2 glasses a day of water, maybe even more if it is hot outside.

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