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blood sugar

Nov 25, 2003

My doc told me I have a problem with my blood sugar (it's too low) I'm not on meds yet, and HIV+ for less than 18 mos, could this be from the HIV?

Also are there any meds I should avoid in the future if I already have a blood sugar problem? P.S. I am in excellent health, and always have been, good eating habits and not over weight or a smoker.

Response from Dr. Pierone

Some healthy people have blood glucose levels that are surprisingly low as an incidental finding on blood analysis. In the absence of symptoms, a low blood sugar is nothing to worry about. The same goes for people with HIV infection, a mild reduction in sugar with no symptoms should just be monitored. For those rare situations with very low blood glucose and symptoms a medical evaluation by an endocrinologist is appropriate.

There are no medications in particular to avoid in your situation. Good luck!

Undetected for how long?
I'm not sure where to ask this-Stem Cell Research..

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