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What does a low blood glucose mean?

What does a low blood glucose mean?

Danger: There are several potential causes for hypoglycemia (low blood glucose). It may mean overproduction of Insulin (from a variety of sources); excessive Insulin or other agents to treat diabetes; may be due to addison's disease (inadequate production of steroids); genetic metabolic deficiencies; starvation; and other factors. Any value below 70 mg/dl is considered low and may create symptoms. ...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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Is a low blood glucose or high blood glucose better?

Is a low blood glucose or high blood glucose better?

Neither: Neither are good for you but the more dangerous one is low blood sugar. The effect of low blood sugar is quicker and you can definitely die from it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: low blood glucose?

What is the definition or description of: low blood glucose?

<60: Traditionally low blood sugar was defined as < 60. There is some consideration for raising the cut off to 70. Raising to 70 in the elderly may avoid the potential complications related to hypoclygemia. ...Read more

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Is it better to have low blood glucose and high blood glucose in the same day?

Is it better to have low blood glucose and high blood glucose in the same day?

Not at All: Rollercoastering blood sugars make patients feel lousy. If a patient has a high blood sugar, the goal would be to bring the blood sugar down to as normal as possible, but avoid lows. If patients have a low blood sugar, the goal is to treat it without overtreating it to the point of a high blood sugar. ...Read more

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Can death result from low blood glucose level?

Can death result from low blood glucose level?

Yes : It isn't common, but it can happen particularly among those on anti diabetic agents, especially insulin. Certain metabolic disorders and specific hormone deficiencies can make some more prone to hypoglycemia. There are also other reasons. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a low blood glucose level?

What are the causes of a low blood glucose level?

Increase Insulin: People with diabetes have increase tendency for hypo glycemia specially if they do not eat regularly after taking their medication. Overdose of Insulin or other diabetes medications. Tumor of pencreas causing over secretion of insuline. ...Read more

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What is relation between gin and having low blood glucose levels?

What is relation between gin and having low blood glucose levels?

Gin and blood sugar: Alcohol can cause low blood sugar shortly after and 8-12 hours after drinking. If you are going to drink, check your bs right before drinking and only drink if it's normal. It's a good idea to eat before or during drinking to prevent low bs. You should also check bs before bed to make sure you are not low going to bed. If low, eat something. Limit drinks to 1 for women, 2 for men.. ...Read more

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Glucose (Definition)

Glucose is the basic sugar molecule and the source of energy throughout the living kingdom. We are programmed to easily detect it by taste in our foods as it is desirable but can be overdone with the modern diet. It gets out of control ...Read more