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A 42-year-old female asked:

Hello, i wake up, eat and then feel buzzed it comes and goes. i dont drink alcohol, my waking sugar level is 82, my blood sugar after food is 96 ish. i eat healthy and cut out sugar. sugar leads to feeling hypoglycemic after an hour. my bp is 123/78?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Some people do get reactive hypoglycemia after eating concentrated sweets but you haven't documented that you experience it. Your sugar spikes up, your body releases insulin to lower the blood sugar but it keeps dropping & goes too low after a few hours. If you do have reactive hypoglycemia, the treatment is avoidance of concentrated sweets. Starches aren't as much of a problem, though.
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