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Fri May 10 09:54:22 EDT 2013

I believe I have hypoglycemia. When I feel dizzy, shaky, & foggy, I can eat a dessert and feel better. Do I need to watch out for being prediabetic?
Asked By: bertnoe  
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I've been tested for diabetes and it was negative. Also, hypoglycemia tests (one hour) are negative.
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2013-05-30 07:44:20.0

Hello bertnoe
Thank you for bringing your question to dLife. Signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia can be a warning that your pancreas is working hard to produce insulin. I suggest that you ask your doctor for the results of your tests. You should see your doctor at least once a year and have labs drawn again. If you see that your glucose levels are increasing and your HbA1c level is increasing, then you can discuss with your doctor if you have prediabetes or diabetes. If your HbA1c is between 5.7% and 6.4% you are prediabetic or at high risk for future diabetes. If your fasting glucose level is between 100 mg/dl and 124 mg/dl, you are prediabetic or at high risk of diabetes. Watch for signs of hyperglycemia such as extreme thirst and hunger, frequent urination or blurred vision. If you develop any of these symptoms, see your doctor right away.
Answered By: Rita Juray
Accreditations: RN, MLT-ASCP, CCM, CDE
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