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Diabetes

Question
Posted by: Younes | 2019/09/09

Q.

Low sugar

I did a ggt 9 months ago came back as reactive Hypoglycemia then I repeated another one 4 months later it came back normal if I’m hungry I’ll feel confused and a bit lightheaded but most of the time I’m irritable sometimes now after I eat I’ll feel irritable what is this happening is it insulin resistance?

Expert's Reply

A.

Diabetes expert
- 2019/09/11

Hi

It is not insulin resistance.There is a lot of confusion among the public regarding hypoglycemia. Reactive hypoglycemia is where there is a drop in glucose levels, but not below a specific cutoff of 2.5 on a lab glucose, and this is managed by choosing low GI foods, as it happens post meals. True hypoglycemia(less than 2.5 at the lab) is a medical condition that requires a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. In your case it is not clear to me whether you are having true hypoglycemia or not, and therefore I recommend having your glucose checked when you have symptoms. This would mean getting a machine and testing yourself. If your glucose levels are truly low, then you would need further investigations to determine the cause

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