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Re: [IP] How low can a non-DM'er get?

> I have a question for the group, especially those of you who work in
> the medical field.  How low can a person who does not have diabetes
> and does not take insulin get? The reason I ask is, my niece said
> some troubling things to me this weekend.  My father-in-law is
> diabetic and she said she had been using his meter to test. She said
> she was "afraid she was diabetic too" because she got dizzy, had
> headaches, and her sugar was always low.  When I asked her how low,
> she said she had tested 45 and 27. My niece is only twelve, and I
> know that she sometimes lies when she is needing attention.  

There is a condition where the pancreas produces too much insulin. It 
is not common, but it does occur. Your niece should see a pediatric 
endo NOW it what you describe above is actually happening.

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