Hypoglycemia: Darah saya tak manis

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Selepas didiagnose sebagai pesakit “darah tak manis” (baca: “under-sweet blood”/ hypoglycemia) dalam hati sudah “berbunga riang”. Terbayang PEPSI sebotol besar yang boleh diteguk setiap hari, gula-gula, coklat perisa strawberry…Mata pun bersinar-sinar walaupun langkahan kaki terasa tak seiring dan asyik bergoyang. Fikir saya, ini rupanya punca tak terdaya berdiri lama-lama, apatah lagi di bawah terik mentari dan ketika solat terawih serta kadang berasa kulit seperti dicucuk jarum (baca: paresthesia).

Tanpa saya ragui lagi, sebenarnya penyakit ini boleh membawa mudarat yang lebih besar seperti:

  • lose control of your body (jatuh tersembam)
  • loss conciousness (hilang daya tumpu)
  • mood disorder (susah mengawal emosi)
  • tired (mudah penat/ lesu)
  • (rarely) parmanent brain damage
  • death

Punca-puncanya adalah:

  • Overmedication with insulin or antidiabetic pills (for example, sulfonylurea drugs)
  • Use of medications such as beta blockers, pentamidine, and sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim (Bactrim, Septra)
  • Use of alcohol
  • Missed meals

  • Reactive hypoglycemia is the result of the delayed insulin release after a meal has been absorbed and occurs 4-6 hours after eating.
  • Severe infection
  • Cancer causing poor oral intake or cancer involving the liver
  • Adrenal insufficiency
  • Kidney failure
  • Liver failure
  • Congenital, genetic defects in the regulation of insulin release (congenital hyperinsulinism)
  • Congenital conditions associated with increased insulin release (infant born to a diabetic mother, birth trauma, reduced oxygen delivery during birth, major birth stress, Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, and rarer genetic conditions)
  • Insulinoma or insulin-producing tumor
  • Other tumors like hepatoma, mesothelioma, and fibrosarcoma, which may produce insulin-like factors

Jadi, jika saya pening-pening lalat tolong sediakan satu botol Pepsi besar, coklat 5 keping, gula-gula sepeket, KFC, PizzaHut, mee goreng mamak dan nasi lemak untuk saya jamah sebelum pengsan…

Nota: Diagnosis hanya diperoleh dari pelajar Nursing UIAM pada hari konvokesyen dan mungkin tidak valid kerana terlalu nervous naik pentas graduasi, terlalu penat, makan sedikit paginya dan gerun dicucuk alat ambil darah (baca: lancet).\

Terkini: Bacaan gula dalam darah 4.8 (normal)

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