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II eat no more 20 carbs a day. My blood sugars have been in the 50's, 60's & 70's. Can low potassium cause low blood sugar readings or my carb intake?

II eat no more 20 carbs a day. My blood sugars have been in the 50's, 60's & 70's. Can low potassium cause low blood sugar readings or my carb intake?

It's lack of carbs: Why limit your carbs to 20g daily? Why are you checking your blood sugars? As you ought to know if you are doing this experiment, your body will eventually deplete its natural stores of glucose and eventually have impaired gluconeogenesis, leading to ketosis, a state that some seek for extreme weight loss, as fat is mobilized to provide alternative ketone-related energy. Be careful! Good luck ...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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What is dangerously low blood sugar level?

What is dangerously low blood sugar level?

Below 60 mg: Normal sugars run between 60-90mg. Most people develop symptoms of hypoglycemia as the blood sugar level gets down to 60mg or lower. Hypoglycemia is a dangerous condition. ...Read more

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What occurs if you had a low blood sugar level?

Weak and Shaky: Most of my patients complain of feeling weak & shaky when their blood glucoses get low. Others complain of a cold sweat; especially if it wakes them up in the middle of the night. Some patients have no symptoms of mild hypoglycemia and this is concerning. Be sure to always carry a rapid acting carbohydrate, such as glucose tablets, with you to treat hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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How can I have a constant low blood sugar level?

How can I have a constant low blood sugar level?

You don't have it: In addition, in my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of reactive hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if you're overweight the symptoms are a natural response to you sugar returning to normal. A glucose tolerance test (if you've had one) is not and never will be a valid diagnostic test for hypoglycemia. Low glucose only ocurrs when treating diabetes, cancer, renal/liver disease. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 60/61/62 mg/dl a low blood sugar level?

Need help. Is 60/61/62 mg/dl a low blood sugar level?

Hypoglycemia: It is possible. If you feel weak, confused, tired, sweaty when your blood sugars are at this level then yes. Okay to treat with small amount of carbohydrate and/or decrease your insulin. Check in with your doc, especially if you are diabetic. Be well. ...Read more

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My friend is having frequent low blood sugar level. How can I help him?

My friend is having frequent low blood sugar level. How can I help him?

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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What can I do if my friend is having a low blood sugar level. How can I help him?

What can I do if my friend is having a low blood sugar level. How can I help him?

No: In my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of reactive hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if they're overweight the symptoms are a natural response to your glucose level returning to normal. If your friend has diabetes and is low due to medication, 8 oz of skim milk or juice or 2 quick dissolving glucose tablets can be used and recheck in 15 min. Only trying to get back to 70. ...Read more

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How can I prevent from having a low blood sugar level?

How can I  prevent from having a low blood sugar level?

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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How can you prevent from having a low blood sugar level?

Frequent meals: As opposed to most people, those with true hypoglycemia may need to eat six smaller meals through the day in order to keep blood sugars up. As always, keep a food diary to build your knowledge about trigger foods which may make your blood sugars react either in a way that makes them go too high or too low. Some foods are definitely on the menu, and some are definitely off the menu for you! ...Read more