Non-diabetic hypoglycemia

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What is non-diabetic hypoglycemia?

Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels in blood) is uncommon in non-diabetic persons. Causes of hypoglycemia may include excessive insulin produced in the body, metabolism disorders, medications, alcohol, drugs, and hormone deficiencies.

Common symptoms reported by people with non-diabetic hypoglycemia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with non-diabetic hypoglycemia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Methyl B-12 Prescription)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
3
Tried for
fatigue (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)

Data from patients with non-diabetic hypoglycemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with non-diabetic hypoglycemia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) fatigue
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea brain fog
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness tachycardia (fast heart rate) 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (3) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
hallucinations
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Methyl B-12 Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (15 evaluations)
Side effects
weight loss
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
fatigue (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
difficulty waking up
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
hallucinations insomnia 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
pain sleeplessness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with non-diabetic hypoglycemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has non-diabetic hypoglycemia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 63
30s 108
40s 121
50s 102
60s 56
70+ 16
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 133
20-29 years 64
30-39 years 29
40-49 years 20
50-59 years 11
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 49
Female 421

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 297
Not Diagnosed 57

These charts show data from non-diabetic hypoglycemia patients who have completed their condition history
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