Does Hypoglycemia turn into Diabetes eventually?

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CookieNut
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   Posted 9/21/2011 12:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Also, my youngest daughter, who is 30 years old, recently fainted and had a seizure while she was at work (she is a nurse in a hospice).  The other nurses got the doctor to look at her.  He said she had hypoglycemia.  She has had Cardiomyopathy since the birth of her first son 10 years ago.  She works out with kickboxing, and is 5 ft 3 and 105 pounds.

CookieNut
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   Posted 9/21/2011 12:35 AM (GMT -6)   
She is also worried because I have Diabetes for a long time, and it runs rampant in my side of the family, and her paternal grandpa has it too.

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   Posted 9/21/2011 2:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes it can. She can go to her PCP and have her bloodwork done for her A1C to see if she is a diabetic or not. Very well could be hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. Don't know without the blood work.
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   Posted 9/21/2011 7:17 AM (GMT -6)   
cookie, sometimes young people experience hypoglycemia because they're not eating correctly (skipping meals, ex) and of course it might be a precursor to diabetes later in life.  They should be 'monitored' by their doctors.  That is, their blood sugar should be taken when they see the doctor.  The only way to actually see if they have diabetes or not is if they take the glucose tolerance test when they fast before drinking a sugary liquid and their blood sugar is taken every hour for 2 or 3 hours.
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Jim1969
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   Posted 9/21/2011 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
It can, but it does not mean it will.

Basically, and assuming it is an ongoing problem, both diabetes and hypoglycemia are both conditions resulting from the body not being able to correctly blood sugar levels.

As mentioned though hypoglycemia, unlike diabetes, can be brought on in an otherwise totally healthy person through not eating and continuous exertion.
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