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Yawning With Low Blood Sugar
In this new column, "Have You Noticed This About Your Diabetes?" readers send in observations and questions, and, in response, other readers share similar and not-so-similar experiences by posting in the "Comments" section.
The following is Christie's question about the association of hypoglycemia with yawning.
"Years ago, I noticed a sign whenever my blood sugars are too low and occasionally when they are too high: yawning! It has been as accurate as can be. Often if I continually yawn, my husband will ask me to go and check my blood sugar. More than 98 percent of the time, it is as accurate a predictor as shaking or sweating, and it usually happens much sooner. Has anyone else ever noticed this symptom? People think I'm crazy when I bring up this topic!"
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