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Doctor insights on: How Does Low Blood Sugar Affect Your Body

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Can low blood sugar be apparent on the outside of the body?

Can low blood sugar be apparent on the outside of the body?

"That look": Since young kids with diabetes can't express that they feel low blood sugars, many parents of young children with diabetes can identify "that look" when they think the child has low blood sugar. Some will get shaky, pale, sweaty, and stare off. Some get really cranky, tired, and hungry. ...Read more

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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How does your body get low blood sugar levels?

How does your body get low blood sugar levels?

Lots of reasons: This is a complicated question because there are so many different scenarios: from having Insulin resistance, to being on diabetes medications, to having poor glucose stores in the body, to having an insulin-producing tumor, to having other medical conditions, causing malabsorption. The list goes on. ...Read more

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What can cause my body to produce low blood sugar and high insulin levels?

What can cause my body to produce low blood sugar and high insulin levels?

Pre or type 2 DM: The most common cause of high Insulin levels and low blood sugars in adults is Insulin resistance/hyperinsulinemia. Those with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes have high Insulin levels to compensate for the body's resistance. However, the body loses its ability to guage how much Insulin one needs and can overshoot to cause low blood sugar. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Blood glucose 450 non fasting then meter says "hi" , how can I lower blood sugar? I eat low carb and exercise already but I don't want to use medicine

Blood glucose 450 non fasting then meter says "hi" , how can I lower blood sugar? I eat low carb and exercise already but I don't want to use medicine

Herbs, minerals and:: It sounds like you have diabetes; have a doc check your HbA1c. Numerous herbs can help diabetes including gymnema sylvestre, cinnamon, bilberry, fenugreek seeds & momordica charantia, aloe vera, ginseng, pterocarpus marsupium & coccina indica. Vitamins & minerals including alpha lipoic acid, chromium & vandium can also benefit. See http://tinyurl.com/qekmre3 Also see http://tinyurl.com/yzamemc ...Read more

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Does low blood sugar sometimes trigger svt?

Does low blood sugar sometimes trigger svt?

Probably yes.: With low blood sugar, the body kicks in it's own protective mechanisms to raise blood sugar levels to feed the brain and rest of the body. Adrenalin is released which helps block the effect of Insulin (which lowers the blood sugar). Adrenalin also causes the release of glycogen (starch) from the liver to elevate the bs. Adrenalin is a stimulant and "heart accelerator". It could trigger svt. ...Read more

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Does low blood sugar cause dizziness? I often experience spinning after or during a meal

Does low blood sugar cause dizziness?  I often experience spinning after or during a meal

Many things: Low blood sugar can cause dizziness but so are low blood pressures, vertigo...It's unlikely that your blood sugar is low "during a meal". Best to do is to check your blood sugar and blood pressure during the time of dizziness to see if one of them are truly the problem. ...Read more

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Why does low blood sugar level cause severe mood swings in people?

Low Brain Bloodsugar: When the brain is deprived of the fuel it needs to properly function, mood swings, loss of consciousness, seizures may develop. The latter 2 are more severe, but mood swings are pretty common. ...Read more