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Can I eat lots of sugarfree candy and still have low blood sugar if diabetic?

Can I eat lots of sugarfree candy and still have low blood sugar if diabetic?

Depends on sweetener: Some sugar free candies are calorie free but some are not. Part of it depends on the sweetener used. Sugar alcohols can still raise your sugar. And some sugar free foods have just as many calories as the "regular" version, so they may not raise your blood sugar as much, but "lots" will cause weight gain and eventual increase in blood sugar. "lots" of anything is bad. ...Read more

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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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I eat good full meals I am not a diabetic but I struggle with low blood sugar. What can cause that?

I eat good full meals I am not a diabetic but I struggle with low blood sugar. What can cause that?

Not: Eating enough protein and eating too much carbs for you. Eat small amounts of protein spread out thru the day and it should avoid that feeling. Also avoid caffeine. Best. ...Read more

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Can you experience low blood sugar without being diabetic? Happens in morning if dont eat enough night before, drink alcohol or excessive exercise.

Can you experience low blood sugar without being diabetic? Happens in morning if dont eat enough night before, drink alcohol or excessive exercise.

Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia is medical term for low blood sugar. If you're otherwise healthy, and don't take any medications to purposefully lower your blood sugar, your body will usually adjust glucose (sugar) production to keep you from experiencing low blood sugar. Diabetes mellitus leads to high sugars. Excessively low sugars only come about b/c taking medication usually insulin or sulfonylureas w/o eating. ...Read more

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What is the cause of low blood sugar in diabetics?

What is the cause of low blood sugar in diabetics?

Several: The inherently elevated Insulin levels of Insulin resistance may promote a reactive hypoglycemia following a high carb snack or meal, particularly if devoid of significant protein. Otherwise, treatment with Insulin and oral medication like sulfonylurea receptor agents are known for causing hypoglycemia also by increasing Insulin levels. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is low blood sugar a type of diabetes?

Please help docs! is low blood sugar a type of diabetes?

Low blood sugar: No, hypoglycemia or low blood sugar is not diabetes. There are several things that may cause low blood sugar, and you should see your primary care doctor to have tests to determine the cause. ...Read more