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could an eating disorder bring on hypoglycemia or diabetes?

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  • Posted By: itsallyoueverdo
  • January 6, 2012
  • 10:01 PM

I had a whole thing typed out and it got deleted, so I'm going to write up a quick one

I'm 25 and Ive had a history with EDNOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified) since I was 8. I used to eat a meal or two a day, or I'd eat chips or candy and not eat real food. I've been doing pretty well for a while now (but not going to lie, I had a hard time with this past Christmas)

Back in 2005, twice I was at a concert and almost passed out (I ate those days) my blood pressure was checked, it dropped down to half what it should be (they said it was 60/?) but they say my blood sugar dropped because my hands went stiff and my muscles moved my fingers almost so that all my fingertips were touching, but my fingers were straight and stiff.

Last Monday (26th) I was at a concert, didn't eat a lot, ended up actually passing out (first time). My hands went stiff again, and I was actually around some diabetics, so I was given orange juice and chips to try and raise my blood sugar. Tuesday I was tired and slept most the day, ended up going to the Dr. because of that and my muscles were aching (she tested my blood sugar - 80). Had a glucose tolerance test Wednesday (still waiting on results) but I feel like since I've passed out, I'm always hungry so I'm always eating, and I sometimes get tired afterwards and will lay down for an hour or two.

I guess I'm just wondering if having a history with an ED bring on hypoglycemia/diabetes? Could passing out change my body that drastically and that's why I keep eating and constantly feel hungry or tired after eating? Or could I still recuperating from passing out??

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