A 35-year-old female asked:
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can hyperinsulinism in response to eating sugars cause a fast glucose drop and then hyperadrenalism thus resulting rollercoaster of insulin adrenalin?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
"Pop" claim: This speculation by some physiologists is dogma in some circles (especially the anti-refined sugar folks) but has little experimental support. Bread and potatoes produce almost as sharp a glucose spike as candy and fruit / juice, but they're more nutritious. The familiar postprandial shakiness is indeed about a rapid catecholamine response -- think stress, caffeine, etc.
Answered on May 2, 2015
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