hypoglycemic hypoglycemic  /ˌhaɪ poʊɡ laɪ ˈsi mɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to hypoglycemia

Usage(s):

  1. Another gentleman was tased when he was mistaken for a drunk driver by the side of the road, when in fact he had simply become hypoglycemic.
  2. I'm also hypoglycemic, and I often avail myself of such products as sodas and candy because they quickly elevate sugar levels.
  3. The danger of insulin treatment is that the patient by relaxing his diet may get an hypoglycemic shockbreak into a cold sweat, have convulsions, collapse.

News

  • Study: Diabetes, dementia linked

    For older patients with Type 2 diabetes, an aggressive focus on keeping high blood sugar down increases the risk of driving blood sugar too low -- and with that, boosting the likelihood of developing dementia, says a new study. As if that weren't bad enough, the new research finds that dementia, in turn, increases the risk of hypoglycemic episodes.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Erie Times-News

Quotes

  1. "I'm sure you know my son was in the hospital [Saturday], he had a similar bout [as during the 2008 NBA Finals] and went hypoglycemic," explained Allen. "He had to be admitted to the hospital around 1:30 in the morning. It's something we have...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Ray Allen Source: ESPN

  2. "This really shows that islet transplantation can be tremendously successful in protecting against hypoglycemic unawareness," says Dr. Shapiro.
    on Sep 27, 2006 By: James Shapiro Source: Science Daily (press release)

  3. "I found out why I get migraine-like symptoms. I'm hypoglycemic," Ljungberg said.
    on Aug 21, 2009 By: Freddie Ljungberg Source: Examiner.com

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