Hypoglycemia Causes and Risk Factors
- Q What causes hypoglycemia?
Hypoglycemia occurs for a variety of different reasons. Certain medications may cause hypoglycemia like insulin taken to lower the blood sugar in people with diabetes. If you have diabetes, your eating, exercising, and medication must be carefully... Full Answer
- Q What makes blood sugar levels get low?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmacyYour blood sugar (glucose) levels can get too low if you eat less than usual, skip meals or snacks, or eat too late, according to the National Institutes of Health. They can also get too low if you drink alcohol on an empty stomach or exercise... Full Answer
- Q What is elevated glycemic volatility?
Dr. Michael T Murray, Naturopathic MedicineAt the Hunger Free Forever program we have found that even if the blood sugar never drops below normal, many individuals experience blood sugar surges after meals followed by rapidly dropping blood sugar. It is during the time that the blood sugar is... Full Answer
- Q How can diabetes medication cause low blood sugar?
William Lee Dubois, Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismLow blood sugar is called hypoglycemia, or hypo for short. Generally, but not always, hypos only happen to diabetics who are on certain medications. Insulin and some pills can cause hypos if there is not enough blood sugar for them to play with. This can... Full Answer
- Q Does hypoglycemia run in families?
Hypoglycemia is most often related to diabetes treatment. As a result, it is possible that people with a family history of diabetes will be more likely to experience hypoglycemia. A person's risk for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes increases if they have... Full Answer
- Q How does hypoglycemia relate to Type 2 diabetes?
Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is a common complication of type 2 diabetes. It's caused by high levels of insulin and low levels of glucose in the blood. Symptoms can vary from minor (anxiety, sweatiness, nervousness, shaking) to more serious (loss of... Full Answer
- Q How do other illnesses affect hypoglycemia?
Hypoglycemia is often related to or caused by other illnesses. Diabetes is associated with hypoglycemia, because people with diabetes often use insulin to lower their blood sugar. If these people take too much insulin relative to their amounts of... Full Answer