[Previous Months][Date Index][Thread Index][Join - Register][Login]
[Message Prev][Message Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]

RE: [IP] another question about possible diabetic friend



Gianna,

In many cases this kind of hypoglycemia converts to diabetes. Here is what
happens: the person is insulin resistant, i.e. his or her body requires much
more insulin than normal to keep blood sugar in line. Sometimes the pancreas
secretes too much insulin in the effort and hours after a meal the blood
sugar drops very low. Eventually the beta cells "burn out" from all this
overproduction of insulin and can no longer produce enough insulin to keep
the blood sugar from going too high. Type 2 diabetes is the result. It
sounds as if your friend is falling into this pattern. I would encourage her
to see a doctor about this just to be safe. It may be nothing but I agree
with you: 37 and 200-300 are definately not normal.

David Dougherty


-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf
Of gianna marzilli
Sent: Friday, October 08, 1999 7:24 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: [IP] another question about possible diabetic friend




OK, this is a different possibly diabetic friend (weird, I know.) However,
this person is my best friend in the entire world. I'm really worried about
her and she doesn't want to do anything until she is "sure" because she says
"there's nothing I can do about it anyway."  Her mother is type 1 ??? or at
least insulin dependent--she had gestational that went away once, came back
during second pregnancy and stuck around.  A few months ago she tested her
blood sugars for about a week and found them mostly normal, but one day woke
up at 37 !!! and then one day had numbers in the 200s and 300s.  this isn't
normal.  She has to go to the bathroom more than average, but not all that
often, and her periods are very messed up.  could it be diabetes or some
other endocrine thing?  --Gianna   p.s.  i feel paranoid.  why all of a
sudden are all my friends having high blood sugars???

______________________________________________________
Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com
----------------------------------------------------------
for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
send a DONATION http://www.Insulin-Pumpers.org/donate.shtml

----------------------------------------------------------
for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
send a DONATION http://www.Insulin-Pumpers.org/donate.shtml