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why does my blood sugar drop after eating

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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Insulin secretion: Our bodies anticipate and secrete things as needed, in addition to basal rates. A prandial secretion of Insulin easily explains why your blood sugar ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Reactive: hypoglycemia. Please consult this site for info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetes/expert-answers/reactive-hypoglycemia/FAQ-20057 ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
17 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Those are totally normal numbers.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
4 reactive hypoglyce: Eat only meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry and low starch veggies, drink only water. In other words avoid all carbs, carbs will only briefly ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
What did you eat?: If your blood sugar is confirmed low within a few hours of a meal, it often suggests that a high sugar or starchy meal was ingested without protein. I ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Mathew
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Hormones: There are stress hormones and adrenalines that come out when you exercise. They counteract the effect of Insulin making it less effective, thus your ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
30 years experience Pediatrics
Glucose intolerance: You may have glucose intolerance. Check your glycohemoglobin (Hemoglobin A1/C).
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
14 years experience General Practice
Salt?: Unfortunately, the american diet has too much salt content which can be prevented, but inherently carries a risk for high blood pressure. This may be ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Misinformed?: First you should not be testing your blood sugar. It is a meaningless exercise that has no mental health or physical health benefits if you do not hav ... Read More
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
It shouldn'tNormally: If you have diabetes or pre- diabetes, as you eat, Insulin levels may acutely increase before your blood sugar has had a chance to go up. Though it us ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You would become: Hypoglycemic but that doesn't make the baby hypoglycemic.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Nothing: If you take medication for diabetes, 8 oz of juice or skin milk or 3 quick-dissolving glucose tablets are effective therapy. If you're not on diabetes ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Prevent low sugar: How low is low? Any symptoms? You didn't list any medications or conditions that would explain why you have low sugar. Juice or small piece of hard ca ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Blood sugar: Initially decreases with exercise as you transfer glucose from the bloodstream to the muscles that are exercising. Your body, however, quickly correct ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Just because: This is not an appropriate forum for curiosity. The blood sugar monitor is a medical device and should only be used for proper medical reasons. 120 af ... Read More
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ann Block
31 years experience General Practice
Insulin is released: When you eat, you release Insulin which removes the blood sugar from the blood.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Chastanet
33 years experience Bariatrics
About 140: Any blood sugar at any time over 200 (two episodes) is diagnosed as Diabetes. Normal level for fasting is under 100. There is no standard, per se, f ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Hypoglycemia: Symptoms may include: feeling shaky, hot, hungry, irritable, dizzy, light headed, nausea, headache, loss of consciousness. Treatment would include tak ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Check blood sugar!: The real question is why are you regularly checking your blood sugar level? Are you certain that the low blood sugar levels are correctly low? If so ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
24 years experience Endocrinology
Hypoglycemia symptom: The most common cause of low blood sugar or glucose is from use of diabetes medication --insulin or sulfonylurea. When blood glucose is <60 mg/dl (thr ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal: These are normal numbers.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Because : The diabeties is ujhder control.

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