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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

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 get tired after doing vigorous exercise. Could it because of low blood sugar levels?

I get tired after doing vigorous exercise. Could it because of low blood sugar levels?

Yes, possibly.: Several possibilities. Low blood sugar could be one. Over training, unrecognized cardiac or pulmonary conditions could also be reasons. If you are new to exercise, this may be a transient effect to poor conditioning plus a too vigorous exercise plan. Consider paleolithic style eating. Many in the cross fit community find this very helpful for training. If this continues, consult a doctor. ...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

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What can be done for low blood sugar levels?

What can be done for low blood sugar levels?

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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Can eating just sweets cause low blood sugar levels after the spike?

Can eating just sweets cause low blood sugar levels after the spike?

No: There is no such thing as post meal hypoglycemia. Your body protects you against such things unless you are on diabetes medication. Don't get your medical information from friend, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Been experiencing symptoms related to both high and low blood sugar levels. Just had a fbgt, fbg 111, 2 hr reading was 50. ?

Been experiencing symptoms related to both high and low blood sugar levels. Just had a fbgt, fbg 111,  2 hr reading was 50. ?

Reactiv hypoglycemia: You may have reactive hypoglycemia. This condition responds to diet modification so dietitian consultation should be considered. If symptoms do not improve see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Whats considered low blood sugar levels? Whats the range to try to stay in? Whats the range of a sugar spike? I heard sugar levels cause wieght gain.

Blood sugar: It is tough to know how to answer. If you do not have diabetes diagnosed you don't need to worry about. If you are not sure please ask your doctor to measure your blood sugar. If it is elevated the doctor will hep you through control of diabetes. Sugar levels don't cause weight gain but to much food in the diet may cause high blood sugar and will certainly cause weight gain. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is low blood sugar levels such health risk in diabetes?

Why is low blood sugar levels such  health risk in diabetes?

High risk of injury: The main risk s of low blood sugars are injuries and brain damage.. Most of the body can switch to alternate energy sources if there is too little glucose in the blood. Brain cells, however, can only utilize glucose. Prolonged severe low sugars can cause seizures and permanent brain damage directly. Lows can also make the brain unable to help you prevent injuries (falls, car crashes). ...Read more

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How is it that low blood sugar levels are a health risk in diabetes?

Need sugar to live: Your brain can only use sugar to function so if the sugar drops too low it can lead to serious affects from symptoms of confusion, sweating, nausea, heart racing and more seriously seizures and passing out and coma if the sugar is very low <40. ...Read more