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Hypoglycemia problems-help!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 13, 2007
  • 03:22 PM

Hi please can anyone help. I keep having hypoglycemic attacks amongst other symptoms (cant gain weight dangerously low BMI, anxious, cold, hair has gone thin and comes out in handfulls, weaker, lack energy, dizzyness..etc). I have been to the doctors blood tests (thyroid, full blood count, U+E's, cortisol single test-very anxious when had the test i've heard that can have an effect on result, and fasting blood glucose) all came back that they were all in the normal range. However with the fasting blood glucose test I tested it an hour before the blood was taken it was 1.2mmol yet the result came back ok!! What I cant figure out is this:
- I have been checking my blood glucose levels throughout the day regularly. It initially appeared that my blood sugars were dropping into the 2's aprox 2-4 hours after food. And it was said that I may have reactive hypoglycemia. However more recently it appears that my sugars also drop after not eating for a while such as in the morning and also after exercise.(it goes mainly in the 2'smmol and 1'smmol which i've hear is dangerous) Why and What do you think it could be? Is this normal?

-Another point i want to make is that recently when I go hypo I dont always notice it. e.g the other day i tested it on the offchance, it was 1.4mmol and i felt fine just abit tired. Yet the other day I tested it and I felt dreadful, shakey, nauseaus, weak, dizzy and it was fine at 4.2mmol. Why is this? Is this normal?

Also the range for blood sugar levels is between 4-7 isnt it. Well from testing it never really goes beyond the high 4'smmol and ive never seen it go into the 5 or 6'smmol at any point. Its as though my range is set lower than normal.
Please reply I am despirate for answers! Thanks.

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