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    Does any one have or know anything about hypoglycemia? Such as symptoms, tests, treatment, causes blah blah blah? I've looked up quite a bit of stuff about it but wanting personal experiences if anyone has any??
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    Hi Dee,

    I only know about it in horses and have seen it in a few minature ponies. It is fat in the blood. Needs lots of fluids to treat and urgent medical attention. Symptoms are off food and very lethagic. Actually not sure if it is hyper or hypo in horses. Sorry, probably not really much help.

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    hypoglycaemia is low blood sugar levels.

    I know about it from a gestational diabetic (and on insulin) point of view.

    Symptoms include sweating, shaking, hot flushes, lethargy, confusion, headache etc.

    It is serious and can cause unconciousness and even lead to coma and death.

    Blood tests could include glucose tolerance test, fasting blood sugars, glycated haemoglobin.

    The way it was treated for me (as gestational diabetic) was regular small meals and a sugary food if my blood sugars got too low (like a glass of orange juice or a few jelly babies etc)

    Do you think your blood sugars are low?

    Please see a doctor if this is so.

    Hope this helps

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    Thanks Kelli,

    I had it totally wrong, glad you replied!

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    i've been to three docs over the past 6 months about my very very bad fatigue. They did heaps of different tests and came up with nothing. First Doc gave up, second said i musnt sleep well, even though i sleep like a log and thjird said i was depressed or stressed. I know my body, i know its not right and i know i'm anything but stressed or depressed. Actually having the time of my life at the moment.
    So then I realised that lately i have been craving sugar BAD. I put it down to PMT, but when i realised its been going on for a few moths, to the point i sit here and go crazy if i dont get sugar.
    I looked up sugar cravings on the net and it kept coming up with hypoglycemia. A medically minded friend suggested a while back that i get tested for it but i didnt think about it.
    Then i realised i had alot of the symptoms, fatigue, light headed/dizzy, extreme cold, headaches, bloating, shaking and not co much confused, but doey minded.
    So anyway, figure i'll go see a doc this week when i get a chance, but wanted to know a little more about it first.
    Thanks very much

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    How did you go Dee??

    Did you manage to get to a doctor??

    Hope you are ok

    Best wishes

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    Hypoglycemia is low blood sugar. If you get it and dont have meds for it, to begin with you should drink something sweet, or eat some honey or jelly beans or something sweet to try and raise the blood sugar levels so you dont pass out or something. But if you have it you should go see a doc about it.

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    thanks, had some more blood tests done last week, have to go see the doc tomorrow to get the results

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    I was borderline hypoglycemic back in my uni days (3.9 in my pin-***** test after consuming a bottle of coke & a Marsbar! *LOL*), but believe it or not the best way to manage it is not overloading on sugar! My latest blood test for sugar levels (will do my glucose test in 4 weeks) showed a reading of 4.9 which was good.

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    Hi sorry I haven't seen this one!!! I am hypoglycaemic and have been for years. It affects me because I have to make sure I have eaten low glycaemic foods regularly. If I have high sugar foods I tend to crash really really hard & I often loose control after a heavy drink or two LOL

    I did a few days of glucose tests, where I would drink that sugar drink & take blood tests & then I would do fasting samples etc etc.... my sugars never got above a 4 which is pretty low even after sugary food or normal food made no difference to my levels.

    Dee I hope that your tests help reveal something its awful to feel tired and lethargic & not have any answers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karina
    Hypoglycemia is low blood sugar. If you get it and dont have meds for it, to begin with you should drink something sweet, or eat some honey or jelly beans or something sweet to try and raise the blood sugar levels so you dont pass out or something. But if you have it you should go see a doc about it.
    Thats the wrong advice, having sugar will make your blood sugar shoot up, then drop down even more, leaving you feeling even worse. Sugar should be totally avoided. The best advice is to carry small packets of high protein foods around such as peanuts, they will help stabilize your blood sugar much quicker and wont give you a quick boost then a big dip in your levels..

    Ive had hypoglycemia for nearly 20 years.
    Last edited by Butterfly_Kisses; June 12th, 2006 at 09:46 AM.

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