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Why do I get drowsy if I don't eat sugary food? I have borderline high blood sugar level.
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Dr. Phil Chen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Possible other cause
I recommend you see a doctor to get check up with blood work.
Drowsiness could be cause by many reasons, such as medication, anemia, sleep problem and blood sugar etc.

In brief: Possible other cause
I recommend you see a doctor to get check up with blood work.
Drowsiness could be cause by many reasons, such as medication, anemia, sleep problem and blood sugar etc.
Dr. Phil Chen
Dr. Phil Chen
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
In brief: Multiple Reasons
Ironically, people with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes get low blood sugar when their high Insulin levels make blood sugar plummet, particularly following a high carb load.
Low sugars can make you sleepy until you eat more carbs. This is a cycle which can only be interrupted by lifestyle/diet modifications. Also, sleep apnea and other causes need to be ruled out. Please discuss with your doctor.

In brief: Multiple Reasons
Ironically, people with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes get low blood sugar when their high Insulin levels make blood sugar plummet, particularly following a high carb load.
Low sugars can make you sleepy until you eat more carbs. This is a cycle which can only be interrupted by lifestyle/diet modifications. Also, sleep apnea and other causes need to be ruled out. Please discuss with your doctor.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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