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Hypoglycemia

My fourteen year old daughter with type 1 diabetes has been hitting lows recently during the night and waking up in the morning with lows. She wakes herself up, treats the lows, and then begins having horrible stomach cramps and diarrhea. This lasts approximately half hour to two hours. Can you tell me what is causing this reaction? What can we do to prevent this?

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My husband (63) has had diabetes for 10 years. He experiences terrible cold sweats at night. His blood sugar is high in the evenings, but is normal in the morning. I was told that he is crashing. What is crashing?

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What prevents non-diabetics from having hypoglycemic reactions?

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I have had type 1 diabetes for 16 years. I am 24 now. The other morning, I “woke up” in my living room. I had a broken blood vessel in my eye, had bitten through my tongue, a couple of bruises and was very disoriented.

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My 6 1/2 year old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 2 1/2 years ago. He currently has moderate hypoglycemias (in the low 50’s) every one out of every 5 or 6 blood glucose tests. Are the lows a concern for brain development at his age, and if not, how low of an hbA1c should we try for?

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My 9 1/2 year old daughter has had Type 1 diabetes for almost four years. Her A1c tests results have always been within the non-diabetic range. Recently, she had her first seizure. Within minutes after the seizure, however, her blood glucose was 78, and then 85 1/2 hour later.

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A friend has an 11 year old daughter who was diagnosed with diabetes 5 years ago. In the past two months, she has had difficulty with low blood sugar at night which has caused two seizures. Could puberty be causing any of these problems?

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I am having problems with my sugar crashing after and sometimes during sex. Is this normal and what can I do to prevent it? I have been eating before, but sometimes I still have to stop during sex to get something sweet. It is very frustrating, and I can use any advice given.

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My two day old granddaughter’s blood sugars have been running in the 40s [mg/dl, 2.2 mmol/L], so they put her on a IV and said she may not get to go home with the mother today. I live a long way from them, and I am very concerned.

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My six year old cannot make it through school without an extra snack. Recently, she was admitted to the hospital with a blood glucose of 21 mg/dl [1.2 mmol/L] which the pediatrician believes was caused by pneumonia. I am uneasy with that assumption. Is there cause for concern?

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