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Old 08-01-2008, 17:31   #1
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Does anyone know if there are any long term effects of glucose dropping too low? I know the immediate effects. I want to know if it causes any long term damage to the body.

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Old 08-01-2008, 17:43   #2
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Hi There Redman:

WoW! You're a busy boy. Kinda makes you wonder how you got Type 2. j/k Over long-term lows(I mean Really low and even seizures)it may cause some loss of short-term memory, concentration, and short attention span. I've also heard some damage to the vessels and possibly Neuropathy. I am still looking for written evidence of that however.

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Old 08-02-2008, 02:19   #3
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I agree with what Terrie said. I have read reports like that many times. During my 62 years of diabetes I have had many lows and sme seizures too. I definitely have short term memory loss and I have a lot of difficulty in concentrating on something. I am also 68 though so some of this may be caused by aging in my case.

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Old 08-02-2008, 11:47   #4
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I read that if the body is low on blood glucose it will look first to the liver and then into the fat stores of the body. The effect of this would be weight loss I presume.

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Old 08-05-2008, 17:56   #5
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I think the lessness of any substance in your body for more days may harmful for you.


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Old 01-09-2009, 12:16   #6
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Does anyone know if there are any long term effects of glucose dropping too low? I know the immediate effects. I want to know if it causes any long term damage to the body.
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:29   #7
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Thumbs down Brain suffers

I would think that the brain will suffer as firstly that you cannot think strait when you have a low event so can we say that the brain will have some sort of permanent damage if left low for a predetermine time. That's just my thoughts though.


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