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hypoglycemic

 [hi″po-gli-se´mik]
1. pertaining to or characterized by hypoglycemia.
2. a hypoglycemic agent.

hy·po·gly·ce·mic

(hī'pō-glī-sē'mik),
Pertaining to or characterized by hypoglycemia.

hypoglycemic

(hī′pō-glī-sē′mĭk)
adj.
1. Of or relating to hypoglycemia.
2. Lowering the concentration of glucose in the blood: a hypoglycemic drug.

hypoglycemic

adjective Referring to hypoglycemia, see there.

hy·po·gly·ce·mic

(hī'pō-glī-sē'mik)
Pertaining to or characterized by hypoglycemia.
Synonym(s): hypoglycaemic.

hy·po·gly·ce·mic

(hī'pō-glī-sē'mik)
Pertaining to or characterized by hypoglycemia.
Synonym(s): hypoglycaemic.

Patient discussion about hypoglycemic

Q. What is hypoglycemia? What exactly is hypoglycemia and why is it so dangerous?

A. Hypoglycemia is the sudden decrease in blood glucose levels, to an amount where the body experiences signs and symptoms such as confusion, fast heart rate, altered consciousness state and even fainting. This is usually a result of medications taken for diabetes. In most cases, hypoglycemia is treated with sugary drinks or food. In severe cases, an injection of glucagon (a hormone with the opposite effects of insulin) or an intravenous infusion of dextrose is used for treatment, but usually only if the person is unconscious.

Q. I have Type II Diabetes, but have regular problems with low blood sugar levels. What should I do? I am an over 60 female who has been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. I was originally on Metformin, but my doctor discontinued it because I was having severe low blood sugar levels a lot (as low as 40). I have heard that putting me on insulin might help, but I don't see how since I have more low than high levels. Anyone have any suggestions or information about what I can do? (I do follow diabetic eating with proper food and frequent small meals, but that doesn't seem to help.)

A. i'm not sure about this but maybe because of your sensitivity to Metformin they want to move to insulin shots because they want accuracy. but as all it sounds a bit strange, cause most of the times they save that as a last resort. there's probably something else that's missing here...you asked them why insulin shots?

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[6-8] In the current study, awareness did not vary based on gender but educational status, urban background, previous health education sessions by physician or nurse and a hypoglycemic attack in the past had significant influence on the knowledge of the study participants regarding symptoms, precipitating factors, immediate measures to be taken during an attack and to prevent further episodes.
To achieve this it is important to appropriately provide drug treatment using oral hypoglycemic medicines or insulin preparation, in addition to general treatment methods, including diet and exercise.
Meaningful hypoglycemic effect occurred in type I diabetes patients by oral fig-leaf decoction (Serraclara et al., 1998).
Zinc sulphate 20 mg/day plus oral hypoglycemic (metformin and glabinclamide) to intervention group, and placebo plus oral hypoglycemic to control group were given.
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The over recording of hypoglycemia in the initial data was corrected by counting SMBG readings [less than or equal to] 70 mg/dL recorded within a 2-hour period as one hypoglycemic episode unless there was a reading > 70 mg/dL in between them.
Most patients with diabetes will report that their biggest fear is having a hypoglycemic event," he notes.
vera with hypoglycemic trace elements such as Cr, Zn, and Mn which potentiate insulin action was a strong candidate, as it has been used for treating diabetes in Arab and other developing countries.
Conclusion: Pioglitazone when used in combination with other oral hypoglycemic agents has a beneficial effect on the serum HDL levels of the diabetics.
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