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Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


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Why do I get low blood sugar when dieting? Not diabetic, just symptoms low glucose. Restricting 2000 cal, less carbs, balanced meals, snacks btwn.

Why do I get low blood sugar when dieting? Not diabetic, just symptoms low glucose. Restricting 2000 cal, less carbs, balanced meals, snacks btwn.

Low blood sugar diet: Symptoms of low blood sugar are not good way to diagnose it. What is your blood sugar when you have the symptoms? If low several times then we can discuss more. ...Read more

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What is the best way for someone with low blood sugar to lose weight?

What is the best way for someone with low blood sugar to lose weight?

Small frequent meals: A diet that is high in protein, high on fiber and low in carbohydrates can help. Having 100-200 calories every 2-3 hours will keep blood sugars and metabolism even. ...Read more

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What is the best diet to eliminate low blood sugar?

What is the best diet to eliminate low blood sugar?

First the cause: If you have low blood sugar, the cause has to be established before treatment can really be instituted for prevention. Certain foods may exacerbate hypoglycemia depending on which you have. Metabolic disorders, Insulin resistance/diabetes, possible Insulin tumor, etc. You need to establish a diagnosis of hypoglycemia with lab tests. Blood sugars have to be less than 65 mg/dl to be considered low. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for babys low blood sugar?

What is the best treatment for babys low blood sugar?

See Below: You should not be treating a low blood sugar. Has this been evaluated and diagnosed? This is something that needs to be addressed by a provider. ...Read more

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If I have high insulin and low blood sugar. Is metformin the best recommended drug for my condition?

If I have high insulin and low blood sugar. Is metformin the best recommended drug for my condition?

Likely: High insulin, or hyperinsulinemia, may be due to Insulin resistance. Metformin is helpful for most women with Insulin resistance, along with proper nutrition, exercise, and weight management. If you are trying to conceive or have pcos along with high insulin, be sure to see a board certified reproductive endocinologist! ...Read more

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Low blood sugar and bp. What's best way to lose weight. I eat lean meats and veggies and I get weak and hungry I end up eating more. I'm 5'2 140 pounds.

Low blood sugar and bp. What's best way to lose weight. I eat lean meats and veggies and I get weak and hungry I end up eating more. I'm 5'2 140 pounds.

Exercise: Exercise and stick to your diet. Only you can make the difference in what you eat or don't eat. With practice, you can learn to overcome the hunger pains. They diminish greatly after the first five days, so make it your goal to stick to your diet very strictly for the first five days. Everyone gets a bit more tired from exercise and dieting. Take a nap.
Good luck! ...Read more

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If my blood sugar is low what do I eat to get it up and if its high what do I eat to get it down? I eat 6 small balanced meals/ snacks daily.

If my blood sugar is low what do I eat to get it up and if its high what do I eat to get it down? I eat 6 small balanced meals/ snacks daily.

Protein: You need to eat a balance of protein to carbs when you feel like this. The meditaranian diet follows this. 30%fat, 30% protein, 40% carbohydrates will decrease the Insulin demand on the pancrease (pancrelipase) and decrease the hypoglycemic response. ...Read more

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What is a good emergency carbohydrate snack for when your blood sugar is low?

What is a good emergency carbohydrate snack for when your blood sugar is low?

15g simple carbs: Assuming you mean for a diabetic that can eat, 15 grams of simple carbs (things that taste sweet, made of real sugar) such as glucose tablets, juice, quick dissolving candy. Complex carbs that require digestion (bread, pasta) will take longer to raise blood sugar. Avoid snacks with fat, bc the fat will slow absorption too. ...Read more

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What are low blood sugar symptoms?

What are low blood sugar symptoms?

Hypoglycemia: Blurry vision
rapid heartbeat
sudden mood changes
sudden nervousness
unexplained fatigue
pale skin
headache
hunger
shaking
sweating
difficulty sleeping
skin tingling
trouble thinking clearly or concentrating
loss of consciousness ...Read more

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What are symptoms of low blood sugar?

What are symptoms of low blood sugar?

Shaky: When your sugar is low, you can feel lightheaded, shaky and sweaty. ...Read more

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What should you do for low blood sugar?

What should you do for low blood sugar?

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 raise your sugar levels and then your Insulin levels. The fats in the meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry will act like a "log on your metabolic fire" to keep your blood sugar stable for hours without raising insulin. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a low blood sugar?

What are the symptoms of a low blood sugar?

Hypoglycemia: Symptoms may include: feeling shaky, hot, hungry, irritable, dizzy, light headed, nausea, headache, loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have low blood sugar?

What should I do if I have low blood sugar?

Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar is potentially dangerous. The rate of fall in your blood sugar and the cause of the fall (such as excess Insulin after a large meal) need to be addressed. Light headed, shaky, sweaty, anxious are some symptoms. Okay to check with your doc about your symptoms and treatments. A diabetic diet, low glycemic index, will help both high and low blood sugars. ...Read more

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What happen if someone get low blood sugar?

What happen if someone get low blood sugar?

Define: Hi. Please define low blood sugar. If you're not taking diabetes drugs, true pathological hypoglycemia is vanishingly rare. Did you become confused, lose consciousness, have a seizure? If not, there is a popular self-diagnosis of "hypoglycemia" that isn't real, and has nothing to do with blood sugar. That's far more common than having true pathologic hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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What to do for low blood sugar if on a hike?

What to do for low blood sugar if on a hike?

Sugar: Keep some candy, sugar, fruit juice or other sweet stuff with you. ...Read more

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What can happen if you have low blood sugar?

What can happen if you have low blood sugar?

Depends on how low: When sugar first starts to drop people can have sx of fatigue, dizziness, nausea, tremor, sweating, palpitations. If bs drops extremely low it can lead to syncope/coma or seizures. First thing if suspected is to check the blood sugar as not everyone will get symptoms especially if they have history of frequent lows. ...Read more

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How couldyou tell if you have low blood sugar?

How couldyou tell if you have low blood sugar?

Meter or lab test: There are common symptoms that people with low blood sugar may experience, including sweats, shaking, heart pounding, vision changes, headaches, nausea or hunger, and weakness/lightheadedness. The only way to know that a low sugar is causing them, however, is to check with a glucose meter, or a lab test at a doctor's office. ...Read more

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What should you eat if you have low blood sugar?

Sugar: Sugar, glucose, candy, fruit juice or other sugary food or drink will help. ...Read more

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What do you do if you might have low blood sugar?

What do you do if you might have low blood sugar?

First check BS: First check the bs, then if low drink 4 oz of juice or regular pop. If not available, eat 1-2 pieces of hard candy or take 2 glucose tabs. Then recheck bs in 15 min to see if improved, if not repeat steps above until bs comes up. ...Read more

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I would like information on hypos/low blood sugar?

Are you on insulin?: Hi. I'll proceed assuming you're a diabetic on insulin. Tight control of diabetes (often with insulin, which includes ALL type 1's) is highly advised, but carries with it a real risk of hypoglycemia (lowBG). Frequent BG monitoring (meter or continuous glucose monitor) is essential. If conscious, treat lowBG with oral sugar source; if unconscious, give glucagon shot or call paramedics. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having really low blood sugar?

What are the symptoms of having really low blood sugar?

Low blood sugar: Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar can cause confusion, headache, dizziness and finally fainting. In addition, there could also be shivering, tremors or even seizures. ...Read more

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What would you do to decide if you have low blood sugar?

What would you do to decide if you have low blood sugar?

Rare disorder: Symptoms include nervousness, sweating, hunger, anxiety, blurred vision, fatigue, fast heart rate, etc. -- however unless you have diabetes and are on Insulin or other medication, have renal or liver disease, cancer or prior stomach surgery -- then true hypoglycemia never occurs in human beings. If it a very frequently and incorrectly made diagnosis. ...Read more

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What would you do to decide if you have low blood sugar?

Blood test.: To make the diagnosis of low blood sugar a blood glucose test is required. Preferably at the time of any symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes low blood sugar levels?

What causes low blood sugar levels?

Low blood sugar: It could be:

1: Your body making too much insulin -most likely
2: Your diet and exercise pattern is not OK - less likely.

You need to see your doctor ASAP. ...Read more