Insulin, Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia Symptoms

Last Revised on May 29, 2010

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Hyperglycemic symptoms are Extreme thirst, Frequent urination, Dry skin, Hunger, Blurred vision, Drowsiness and Nausea.

Hypoglycemic symptoms include Shaking, Fast heartbeat, Sweating, Anxiousness, Dizziness, Hunger, Impaired vision, Weakness and/or fatigue, Headache, Irritability and Increased urine output.

Pancreatic islets is the gland that secret insulin which aids transport of glucose into cells; required for cellular metabolism of foods, especially glucose; decreases blood sugar levels

Headache, stomach upset, loss of appetite, nausea, diarrhea or vomiting may occur as your body adjusts to the medication. Here are the top list of adverse reactions: itchy skin, dark urine, fever, sore throat, swelling of the hands or feet, unusual bleeding or bruising. This medication can cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). The symptoms include chills, cold sweat, shaking, rapid heart rate, weakness, headache, fainting.

Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:

o An unexplained rash
o Hives, rash, sensitivity to sun light
o Itching
o Swelling of the mouth or throat
o Wheezing or other difficulty breathing

Weight gain is a common side effect for people who take insulin — a hormone that regulates the absorption of sugar (glucose). The more insulin you use to control your blood sugar level, the more glucose that gets into your cells and the less glucose that’s wasted in your urine. Glucose that your cells don’t use accumulates as fat. If you continue to eat as you did before, you’ll likely gain weight when you start taking insulin.

An easier way to explain as well as understand how insulin works is this: you could eat more food than your body actually needed and still don’t gain much weight because your body didn’t use all food available due to diabetes and before taking insulin. But with insulin, your body uses food properly, and you may need less food than you think.

Insulin causing edema especially in underweight or juvenile. In rare cases a patient will develop edema after starting to take insulin. Puffy feet, swollen legs and bloating in the abdomen can occur. This is due to insulin’s ability to retain sodium and water. Hair loss is a symptom too.
Use diuretics or change brands. When your diet is insufficient your body doesn’t have what is needed to produce neurotransmitters.

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3 Responses to “Insulin, Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia Symptoms”

  1. ultrasound technician Says:
    June 8th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

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  2. Diabetic wanna be lol Says:
    August 16th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Ok so let me get this straight: if you have high blood sugar, all your signs and symptoms will be like as if you are in a desert – extreme thirst, hunger, dry skin, blurred vision, drowsiness and urination. Only thing is you won’t be sweating.

    And if you have low blood sugar, you will be shaking with headache.

  3. Kathy Lee Says:
    August 17th, 2010 at 4:37 am

    In hypoglycemia, you will see cool clammy skin and shaking.

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