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Uncontrollable Hypoglycemia

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  • Posted By: KarenSF
  • January 8, 2013
  • 06:41 PM

I am in my late 40's and had gestational diabetes in 1995 and then developed Type II diabetes in 2003. I have many other health issues so it is always a fragile balance to keep things at a level where I can work and function normally. About a year and a half ago I did the Ideal Protein Diet under medical supervision and lost close to 100 lbs. I felt great at first, but as I reached my goal weight and had stopped oral diabetes medication, I started experiencing very low blood sugars (Even at my heaviest I maintained tight control over my blood sugars and A1C's). This began in April. By July I began blacking out and losing consciousness. This has only worsened. We have done a lot of non-invasive testing and scans to check for pancreatic insulinomas and have found nothing definitive to date. I have not been able to work as a teacher since the end of September and this condition is impacting every facet of my life. Does anyone know of anything like this? Or do you know of a treatment facility and/or physician who might have more ideas on how to treat this and the willingness to take on a challenging case?

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