Originally Posted by stickshift
HYPOglycemia is a risk factor for diabetes? We never learned that in medical school. Where you thinking about HYPERglycemia?
Although I agree with you the connection between hypoglycemia and increased risk for diabetes is poorly understood and/or documented, having worked with diabetics for the past 10 years as a dietitian and certified diabetes educator, I have seen the connection between reactive hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and increased risk for type 2 diabetes. I have followed quite a few patients who were previously diagnosed with hypoglycemia and are later diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I think the risk may come form the increased insulin resistance that may be a consequence of chronic hyperinsulinemia (high levels of insulin in the blood).
Either way Kunk, don't get all stressed out about it. Ask your doctor for a referral to see an Endocrinologist so that you can identify and treat any underlying issues, if there are any.