apparently, I am hypoglycemic.

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  1. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    Had a blood panel run last week and everything was great except my resting blood glucose was 15mg. looks like 50mg is the low-end of normal. should i be concerned?
     


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    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    Sounds like an excuse to eat whenever you want, or to hit people. "Sorry, you know how I am when my blood sugar gets low!"
     


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    thekunk07 Senior member

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    ^already do both. but seriously, it explains why i need to eat every 2 hours and why i'm unbearable if i don't.
     


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    Had a blood panel run last week and everything was great except my resting blood glucose was 15mg. looks like 50mg is the low-end of normal. should i be concerned?

    Yes. Hypoglycemia is a serious medical concern.
     


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    quevola Senior member

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    Make sure you get a serving (~15 grams of carbohydrates) of a starch and a protein rich food as a snack between meals. Stay away from refined carbohydrates.

    Hypoglycemia may be a risk factor for type 2 diabetes down the road. You might want to see a dietitian that specializes in diabetes education (certified diabetes educator).

    I can email you some sample meal plans for hypoglycemia in the morning when I'm back in the office, if you'd like.
     


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    thekunk07 Senior member

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    ^thanks. would be much appreciated. have eaten about 60% protein, 20% fat and 20% carbs for the last 10 years. may need to up that carb and dextrose intake.

    traditionally eat 6-7 meals a day, every 2 or so hours. does that blood glucose # sound frighteningly low?
     


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    Make sure you get a serving (~15 grams of carbohydrates) of a starch and a protein rich food as a snack between meals. Stay away from refined carbohydrates. Hypoglycemia may be a risk factor for type 2 diabetes down the road. You might want to see a dietitian that specializes in diabetes education (certified diabetes educator). I can email you some sample meal plans for hypoglycemia in the morning when I'm back in the office, if you'd like.
    HYPOglycemia is a risk factor for diabetes? We never learned that in medical school. Where you thinking about HYPERglycemia?
    does that blood glucose # sound frighteningly low?
    VERY low.
     


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    ^what i thought. hadn't eaten for 12 hours. make any difference?

    on the plus side, had an hdl of 90 and a total of 160. pretty good.
     


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    ^what i thought. hadn't eaten for 12 hours. make any difference?
    Yes. You could be setting yourself up for some neurological damage. Quite frankly, the quick, short-term treatment for hypoglycemia is intravenous glucose. It doesn't get any more "refined" than that.
     


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    ^well i hadn't eaten per request of the technician for the blood work.
     


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    Could the lab have fucked up the test?
     


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    thekunk07 Senior member

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    i don't think. it's always been somewhat low and everything else is as it almost always is.
     


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    Could the lab have fucked up the test?

    Always a possibility, so it is wise to get your blood glucose retested.

    But here are a few common symptoms: Have you ever experienced sweating, palpitations, tremor, anxiety, lethargy, confusion, or visual problems when you haven't eaten for a while?

    The most common cause of hypoglycemia is too much insulin taken for treatment of diabetes. Is this the case with you?

    Anyway, I would go see an endocrinologist ASAP.
     


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    thekunk07 Senior member

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    never taken insulin and no diabetes in my family anywhere. and i've always had anxiety, so as an isolated symptom it's tough to say. long prior history of anabolics but don;t know of any correlation.
     


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    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    Is this also a blood test boasting thread? On the subject of freakishly low numbers, my triglycerides were 38.
     


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