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!
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