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Posted by: Lyn | 2010/06/02

low blood sugar - not sure

Hi Doc, about 2 years ago i had a strange attack and when taken to the dr was told my blood sugar was very low. I was told to follow a diet and monitor it. over the past 2 years every time i go to the clinic to have a check they tell me my levels are fine. the last few days I have been having the same kind of attacks - late afternoon around 3 pm i start feeling shaky, my head feels light, i have a dull headache, and almost feel disorientated. I also sweat heavily at the back of my neck..
could this be related to blood sugar. I am quite worried as we have a strong family history of diabetes on the female side - i am a female aged 43

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Hallo Lyn
It sounds like symptoms of low blood sugar. Please ask your doctor to check your insulin levels and fasting blood sugar levels. Try to eat almost like a diabetic - avoid sugar or refined foods, and eat a protein with each meal, even if it is a small piece of cheese. You can also eat a snack in between meals, something like an apple or yogurt is a good choice.
See http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/hypoglycemia/
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2010/06/02

Hallo Lyn
It sounds like symptoms of low blood sugar. Please ask your doctor to check your insulin levels and fasting blood sugar levels. Try to eat almost like a diabetic - avoid sugar or refined foods, and eat a protein with each meal, even if it is a small piece of cheese. You can also eat a snack in between meals, something like an apple or yogurt is a good choice.
See http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/hypoglycemia/
Dr Bets

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