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RE: [IP] Hypoglycemia in non diabetic, early sign of diabetes?



Well, don't feel too bad. I'm not thin now, though I'm working hard at it.
<g>

It's interesting to me that "way back when" my hypos would come on very
suddenly, almost out of the clear blue sky it seemed, but I always knew when
they happened. I've had them so bad I couldn't talk except to say "sugar"
over and over to whoever would listen. Now, my sugar drops into the 30s
range and I have no symptoms at all. That's scary.

I had a glucose tolerance test done when I was 17. All the doctor told me
was to eat many small meals instead of 3 bigger ones and to carry sugar with
me at all times. He didn't say a thing about the possibility of diabetes
later in life.

David Dougherty


-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf
Of Sam Skopp
Sent: Friday, October 01, 1999 8:54 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: RE: [IP] Hypoglycemia in non diabetic, early sign of diabetes?


At 05:45 PM 10/1/1999  David L. Dougherty wrote:
>This was my history. In my teens I was rail thin. Several times each week I
>would have to quickly eat sugar because my sugar would drop to the point I
>would be ready to faint. I figured "at least I'll never be diabetic".
>Suffered with low blood sugar episodes until my late 30s when they suddenly
>stopped. I thought I was cured. At 40 I was diagnosed with diabetes. The
>doctor told me that it is very common for someone with a history of
>hypoglycemia to convert to diabetes. It doesn't happen to everyone, but it
>is something to keep an eye on.

Very interesting... I joined the diabetic club at age 37. However for about
12 years prior to that, I used to get dizzy and "shaky" when I was very
hungry. It was probably hypoglycemia, but the doctor's never thought it was
anything to worry about.

I was never thin though... wish I was. :-)

Sam

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