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



I assume I am type 2 because of age of onset (40) and weight (too big <g>).
I have never been officially told which type I am. I always thought the
erratic pancreas action you mentioned was a forerunner of type 2. I had no
idea there was a link to type 1. This is interesting to me since I have had
glucose problems almost all my life. Thanks for the information.

David

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf
Of email @ redacted
Sent: Friday, October 01, 1999 9:47 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IP] Hypoglycemia in non diabetic, early sign of diabetes?


In a message dated 10/1/99 8:58:19 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
email @ redacted
writes:

<< 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 diagnosed at age 41 and had severe hypoglycemia for six years prior to
my Type I diagnosis.  The physicians and nurses that have taken my medical
history over the past 9 years have all expressed some link between
hypoglycemic episodes prior and the onset of   Type I diabetes.  Supposedly,
it is a whacked out pancreas spurting out insulin when not
indicated........and in time burning itself out.  Not very technical, but
that is how it was explained to me.     Dianne
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