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Question by Willie Marie
Submitted on 7/12/2003
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I don't understand why I got Type 2 when there is no one else in the family, even way back that had it..My understanding is that it is inherited.  Could it be something else that is causing this.....My supposed onset started with weight loss(50#) and hair loss, but it wasn't that bad.  When I take the pill and eat a meal, my sugar drops to 60 or 70 and I get cold sweats and the shakes..I had hypoglycemia befor this started...Is there something else that could cause this? This is hard to take, I am really a very healthy person.              thanks

Answer by Siamak
Submitted on 2/6/2004
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It is complicated.. Obviously. A mix of genetics, extra weight, an unbalanced diet lack of excercise, perhaps smoking etc.

I have type II.. I was and still am overweight by some 20 lbs. Once a diabetic (your chemistry control system is out of wack) then forever a diabetic. I too am healthy. I regularly bicycle 100 miles a week. Climb hills and mountains.. Resting heart rate of 52, Blood pressure of 112/74.. All other numbers are great.. Just a tad sweet.. Accept it, deal with it. It could be worse.


Answer by JellyBeans
Submitted on 9/20/2006
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A normal persons B/G runs from 60-100. With an insulin dependant person they usually advise adults to stay between 80, and 120 because of the 20 point variable meters generally have. You may feel low because you ran high for a long time, and your body got used to that. Good luck. I would seek answers, and advise from your doctor, and maybe see a diabetes educator, take some classes, or go to a support group. I hope it all works out for you.


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