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High Blood Sugar In Pots


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I've had blood sugar type issues for most of my life. I've found the GTF Chromium keeps me pretty balanced. One of my doctors told me to take it and when I was really bad, I'd take it 2X a day and now only once and stay good. I was real bad hypoglycemic as a child and now as an adult my sugar tends to swing both ways - but, as long as I take that - stays pretty good.

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When my POTS symptoms were more severe I had blood glucose measured a couple of times and it was pretty high (don't remember #s). My specialist told me that the body mobilizes glucose in the fight-or-flight reaction (that seems to sometimes be a constant state with severe POTS) and he felt that could have caused it. Since that time period when I was quite sick w POTS I have never had high fasting blood glucose again and my gp tests me regularly b/c I have two sisters with type II diabetes.

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This is just a personal viewpoint, but I believe that pre-diabetes may play some role in POTS.

You mentioned that your blood sugars were always fine before POTS, but I wonder what "fine" actually means. Doctors often dont get too excited unless its high, so a lot of people have pre-diabetes for years without ever even knowing it.

On the other hand, MomtoGiuliana makes a very good point about the SNS and glucose. It also explains the hypoglycemic crashes that some of us experience. ....but then again...pre-diabetes can do the same thing. Kind of the chicken or the egg scenario ;).

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