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Hypothalmic Hypoglycemia
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gengal4 posted:
I got more information about my daughter's hypoglycemia. I took the log book showing her blood sugars to her specialist, and they said they prefer to hear from the patient by email. They took copies of the log book, and I had her email the doctor saying how she is feeling. He says she has Hypothalmic Hypoglycemia, and may need Glucagon injections to tolerate the Oral Hyoglycemics. He says it may take months to correct her condition. The word injections made her break out in hives! I had her write back via email asking if she should keep Glucagon tablets and candy in her purse to treat the low blood sugars. Her diet is great for anyone very health conscious, but maybe she needs simple carbs for this time.
I looked up Hypothalmic Hypoglycemia on the Internet, and even being an LVN, the articles were so far over my head I got a nosebleed. LOL!
I made an appointment for her with another diabetes doctor for this morning for a second opinion. I will post again after she hears back from Dr. #1, and the second opinion from Dr. #2.
Donna
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laura2gemini2 responded:
I dont think it make any sense still...if she has an issue with her hypothalmus, why is she on oral anti-diabetics? Glucagon injections are not fun...I know they can make you sick to your stomach.
 
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phototaker responded:
Wow, I'm really surprised that the doctor prefers e-mail over seeing a patient in person. It sounds to me like maybe he is way too busy to see patients. I'm glad you're seeing a different doctor. Be sure to let us know what is suggested.
 
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cookiedog replied to phototaker's response:
I see medical school professors at two different universities and three doctors in private practice.

The medical school doctors are all super busy but I have much better communication since they switched to lots of e-mails.

I sent my food log and BS readings for the last two weeks to my endocinologist today. He has already sent me an e-mail response. There is no way a busy endocrinologist could see every patient every two weeks but he can review my logs that frequently.

I see him in person and have an A1c every 90 days.


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