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I will try and just get straight to the point. The other day my girlfriend and I were at the beach waiting in line at a restaurant around 3pm, we had not eaten all day except for some candy and a churro as a snack . when suddenly she began to sweat profusely, I went to go and get water and when I came back she was trying to explain to me that she was having a difficult time seeing a few seconds later screamed that she could not see anything except “white shapes” and “an intense bright light” as if the exposure was turned up on a picture. Followed by ringing in the ears. Her lips became a pale pink. Thankfully a nurse passing by noticed the commotion and came to the rescue with a can of coke which after a few seconds brought her back. We went to the doctor and she is not diabetic.

My question is this. What caused the pale lips, and the “bright white light” is it hypoglycemia? low blood pressure? Did the sudden Intake of sugar cause the sudden drop in sugar? She is 19.

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replied May 11th, 2018
Hypoglycemia Answer A63805
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
There are two possibilities. It could be insulinoma that lead to hypoglycemia or vasovagal syncope.
I would suggest you to have her C peptides and insulin level,ECG and holter monitoring to sort out the problem.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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