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daytime drowziness

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 10, 2009
  • 09:59 AM

I am about 48. My work involves a lot of sitting and hearing other people. I have been sent back a couple of times when I went to give blood as I was told that my BP was low. It is otherwise normal -120-80, sometimes 110-70. Also both my parents are diabetic and are on insulin and I am may be a good candidate for it. However so far I have not got it. Couple of times recently when I checked my diabetes, my fasting was about 80 and post lunch was 56 and 58. My querry to you is this - Out of 5 days of the week I feel very drowsy atleast 2 to 3 days at around 12 noon or around 4pm (which lasts for about 45 min) and I have to struggle trying to concentrate and feel as if I am drugged? What is your diagnosis of this and what investigations need to be done?

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  • I am about 48. My work involves a lot of sitting and hearing other people. I have been sent back a couple of times when I went to give blood as I was told that my BP was low. It is otherwise normal -120-80, sometimes 110-70. Also both my parents are diabetic and are on insulin and I am may be a good candidate for it. However so far I have not got it. Couple of times recently when I checked my diabetes, my fasting was about 80 and post lunch was 56 and 58. My querry to you is this - Out of 5 days of the week I feel very drowsy atleast 2 to 3 days at around 12 noon or around 4pm (which lasts for about 45 min) and I have to struggle trying to concentrate and feel as if I am drugged? What is your diagnosis of this and what investigations need to be done? sayed56 mg/dL is hypoglycemic. I would assume that you have type II diabetes and are on oral hypoglycemic medications (i.e. metformin, gliclazide...) The simple explanation is that you are taking too much meds before meals as you are definitely getting hypos at 56 & 58 mg/dLTo help us help you, it will be good if you could list out all your medications, the dosage and when you take them.Also this is unlikely to be a blood pressure issue.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Prediabetics can have hypoglycemia,which I'm sure is the cause of your problems.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies Flag this Response
  • I am prediabetic, and I did a glucose test a few weeks ago. 2 hours after drinking 75 ml of glucose in 3 dl of water I had elevated levels of sugar in my blood. I felt very tired about 40 min. after consuming the glucose and it kept getting worse. After 2 hours I had to nap and was unable to drive home from the doctors office. My fasting blood sugar was normal. The symptoms leading to me taking this test were: Daytime drowsiness that I soon connected with the food I was eating. Acne (itchy) all over my back and chestLoss of sensation in 2 toesMoodswingsFatigueMuscles felt like I had done a hard work out when all I had energy to do was sit still I am currently following a low GI diet that has changed my life. I have none of the symptoms above anymore, unless I eat something that I shouldn't. I have also been working out at least 30-45 minutes every day.(Lost some weight too!) Kiera
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • The newer version of the Adkin's diet incorporates low glycemic index foods during the second phase. This diet has given me back some energy I though I had lost due to again.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • We can learn a lot from our parents when trying to make a successful diagnosis. It is highly likely that you are pre-diabetic. Your age and the fact that BOTH your parents are also diabetic (very rare indeed) leaves me to conclude that you will develop the disease too, but it's highly manageable, as i'm sure you know.
    NeverGiveUpBoy 26 Replies Flag this Response
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