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Old 09-08-2013, 00:08   #1
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Just curious if any Type 2s not on insulin or oral medications have had any actual hypos? I am not having any but I didnt think I saw that addressed anywhere! My sugars are getting closer to stabilizing in the 90s, some 80s, havent spiked in some time, feel pretty good. But that was a thought I had. Can a type 2 have actual real hypos? Any thoughts please?

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My opinion is that unless there are extenuating circumstance, such as meds or hypoglycemia or some other medical condition, then a T2 not on insulin or insulin-enducing drugs would not have a real hypo.

The lowest I've gone is 64 - and that was near the beginning of my LCHF journey with a history of hypoglycemia. I'm much more stable now.

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My hubby has never had a true hypo. He takes Metformin. Follows LCHF. Maybe a coupla false ones at the beginning. Runs in the 80s generally.

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No, outside of reactive hypos, and then insulin or SU's. most Type 2's don't have hypos.

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That was the main reason I stopped taking Glipizide when I started LC. When you are taking a Sulfonylurea or insulin there are apparently dangers of hypos but otherwise not.

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Thanks. I had read on another forum all these Type 2s stating they had hypos, dropped in 30s etc. I had never heard of a type 2 having real hypos. I know when I had first started the LCHF diet, I had false hypos since my sugar went from 300s to 90s-100s, but that leveled out. Thanks for all the answers.

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IMO, mostly urban legend or possible OTHER medical conditions or meds responsible. In general, T2s do not have true hypos unless using insulin or glucose-lowering meds. Note that hypos are medically defined and there is more to it than just low numbers. BG can drop below 50 and still not be a hypo if other conditions are not met. I posted a link about that a while ago, but can't find it right now.

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I have never experienced one and I know I never will unless, as Salim states, I get put on insulin. I think that those Type 2s you speak of who claim to have had hypos fall into the group using insulin but then that's not a true hypo but an insulin-induced hypo.

I believe this is the post you were referring to, Salim:
http://www.diabetesforum.com/diabete...html#post60770

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I have never experienced one and I know I never will unless, as Salim states, I get put on insulin. I think that those Type 2s you speak of who claim to have had hypos fall into the group using insulin but then that's not a true hypo but an insulin-induced hypo.

I believe this is the post you were referring to, Salim:
http://www.diabetesforum.com/diabete...html#post60770
Actually, the quote was about the follies of self-diagnosing "hypos" as T2s at some arbitrary number - especially a ridiculous one like 70. And, that there is actually more to a hypo than a glucose number. The operative quote was this one:

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The frequent sampling of blood-glucose values in the postprandial state will frequently lead to the finding of a biochemically low blood-glucose value of below 50 ml/100ml, and these individuals show no hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal stress to the low blood sugar and do not manifest adrenergic symptoms. Their low blood-glucose value simply reflects the transition in intermediary metabolism between the fed and fasting state and provides a biochemical marker of this event. We refer to this asymptomatic biochemical event as transitional low blood-glucose state. It has no clinical implication and may frequently be confused with the bona fide reactive hypoglycemic disorders.
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Being a retired hypog I have come close a few times but my liver has always come to my rescue with the only evidence is a rebounding BG number. I have fallen into the low 50's which has woken me up in a pool of sweat. No telling how low I was but I have no fear of ever blacking out from one. All variables have to line up and I need to make a mistake in my meals and exercise which is highly unlikely to happen anymore.

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