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Neuropathy And Blood Glucose Levels

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Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Diabetes? Symptoms of Diabetes Glucose Tests Who Is at Risk for Diabetes? What Problems Can Diabetes Cause? How Are Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes Treated? HIV and Diabetes Taking Care of Yourself What Is Diabetes? Diabetes and pre-diabetes are serious conditions in which people have high levels of sugar or glucose in their blood. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...
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What exactly are the symptoms of high insulin, insulin resistance and very high normal glucose levels?

Dear Dr. Moyle,What are the symptoms of insulin resistance and very high normal glucose levels? On that HgB 1a (?) test that gives you the three month average for your glucose, I was at 5.9 with 6 being the highest level for a non diabetic. Am...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Usually there are no symptoms and with a normal HbA1C it means that you glucose must be normal at least most of the time. High blood sugar can lead to symptoms including fatigue, thirst and increased urination. Insulin resistance is part of the... Read more »

What exactly are the symptoms of high insulin, insulin resistance and very high normal glucose levels?

What are the symptoms of insulin resistance and very high normal glucose levels? On that HgB 1a (?) test that gives you the three month average for your glucose, I was at 5.9 with 6 being the highest level for a non diabetic. Am awaiting results of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Most patients with insulin resistance and no frank diabetes are relatively symptom free (even with a high insulin). I could provide some more specifics depending on your HIV status and which HIV drugs you are taking. KH... Read more »

2+ level of glucose in urine; none in blood

For the last year+ I've had glucose levels in my urine between 2 and 3. My doctor has several times tested my blood for diabetes with repeated negative. I have all the classic symptoms of type 2 diabetes (other than clinical)...excessive...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You may want to take a glucose tolerance test or get a fasting insulin or HgA1c to further assess your level of glucose tolerance/insulin resistance. I would also carefully check your kidney function.KH... Read more »

Does HIV itself raise glucose levels?

Dear Dr. Moyle,I have high glucose levels(fluctuating from 140 to 125, though it dipped down to 95 before rising again a month later). Can HIV in a treatment naive patient cause high glucose levels like this and the protruding stomach that I have...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
The answer to both these questions is no. The development of insulin resistance is linked to age, genetic characteristics, weight and diet. HIV drugs such as protease inhibitors can further add to insulin resistance. Clearly, if you ever need to... Read more »
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Is low blood glucose ARS?

Posted by Edugar67
I could have been exposed to HIV about 1 1/2 months ago, although the risk was apparently very, very low. I have not had any big, significant "symptoms" of ARS other than a one-day cold, and strong headache at week #4. Later, at week #6 (this week),... Read more »

Does anyone has dry mouth and neuropathy early HIV

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
Does anyone here experience persistent dry mouth and throat and white coated tongue and peripheral neuropathy (Burning, stinging, tingling feet and hands which is persistent?

This has occur after 3 months of lowgrade fever and 2 episodes of hives... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy - L-Carnetine

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Greetings! Just thought I would post the following info, it is based strictly on my personal experience and is not a recommendation.

I am a long-term survivor(21 years) and in general good health. Last year I successfully complete a course of Chemo... Read more »

NEUROPATHY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i am experiencing what i think is the beginnings of hiv neuropathy. in the mornings, i can see the blood fill my lower legs and standing becomes uncomfortable. standing anywhere for long periods of times becomes uncomfortable. my legs are weak. ... Read more »