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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
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
Low blood sugar..: Low blood sugar..Should not occur in normal people during exercise of normal intensity. After glycogen is used up, the body utilizes free fatty acids to be used directly as an energy source, or is\ converted to glucose by the liver by a process cvalled gluconeogenesis. ...Read more
Gets sugar in cells.: Hormones, like Insulin and glucagon regulate sugar levels. Reserves, like carbohydrates and fat, get broken down, and ultimately ends up in the blood as glucose, which supplys the cells with the help of insulin. Exercise draws on this supply because the cells do more work, and so glucose is replaced by glucose through glucagon and other hormones until it is back to a sustainable level. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Hi. Cortisol (hydrocortisone) in excess (either endogenous = Cushing's syndrome, or exogenous as prednisone) antagonized insulin's effects and can raise blood sugar. When everything's working normally (normal cortisol, or normal replacement in adrenal insufficiency) does not antagonize insulin and sugar in a pathophysiologic way. So really, it comes down to is the glucocorticoid in excess. ...Read more
How low dose ur blood sugar need to be to get into high ketone levels if ur trying to loss wieght. My blood surgar levels are at 100. I'm on low carb.
You can't: lose weight that way, so stop trying. All you'll lose is water, which you'll quickly regain. Be happy your sugar is normal and eat less if you want to lose weight. You can't get your ketone levels up, as they all go out in the urine -- unless you have type 1 diabetes and then ketones in the blood are a medical emergency. ...Read more
It depends on the le: Blood sugar can be lowered with insulin, the key hormone which keeps it under control. Insulin can be taken as an injection or there are several types or pills which can also increase your Insulin level. But you need to go see a doctor in order to be treated properly and monitored carefully. ...Read more
Sugar: Hi. Are you talking about diabetes and treating hypoglycemia? I hate to guess. Insulin therapy is the BIG risk for hypoglycemia. But as you would imagine (and your doctor should have told you), treat low sugar with sugar. If you're very low but conscious, use liquid sugar (e.g., juice, sugar soda). If you're unconscious, someone can give you glucagon or call paramedics. Good luck and be safe! ...Read more
How low?: What is you definition of low? Normal blood sugars go between 70 and 100 before meals. At times they can be in the 60s and still be normal. Below 60 is truly low. Have you been measuring your sugar or do you simply feel like your sugar is low? It is very rare for people not on glucose lowering meds to have truly low sugars. It requires further evaluation of Insulin production in that case. ...Read more
How does high blood pressure decrease levels of testosterone in your body and limit your sex drive?
Glucose metabolism: Glucose is the fuel for all cells. Low glucose levels mean not enough fuel for cells. Insulin is what makes the glucose enter a cell. If you have Insulin deficiency (type 1) or if there is Insulin resistance (type 2) -again glucose levels are high in the blood but not able to enter the cells (again the cells are starved for glucose)-one would feel tired ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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