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From Erie, Pennsylvania, USA:

I've had all the symptoms for hypoglycemia. I went to my physician, who then had my finger pricked to test my blood sugar level. It came out to be 119 which she said is normal. But I do have attacks of hypoglycemia, (dizzy, weak shaky, feels like I'm going to pass out) at times when I don't eat in the morning. I do not know when these attacks are going to occur, they come and go. My physician told me that the only way she can diagnose it is if I have my finger pricked or blood taken when I have these attacks. Could you please tell me if this is true and why it can only be diagnosed during an attack?


Your physician is correct because once hypoglycaemia is corrected, there are no measurable signs that it has occurred.


Original posting 17 Feb 98


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