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Hypoglycemia Overview

Hypoglycemia means low (hypo) glucose (gly) in the blood (emia). Your body needs glucose to properly function. Your cells rely on glucose for energy. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Carbohydrates (e.g., fruit, bread, potatoes, milk, and rice) are the biggest source of glucose in a typical diet, and your body breaks down carbohydrates into glucose. The glucose is then transported in your blood to cells that need it; it gives your body energy. However, in order to use the glucose, your body needs insulin. This is a hormone produced by the pancreas. Insulin helps transport glucose into the cells, particularly the muscle cells. Sometimes, your blood glucose level can drop too low—that's hypoglycemia. It usually happens quite quickly, and it can be handled quite quickly, as well. People with type 1 diabetes do not make insulin to help their bodies use glucose, so they have to take insulin, which is injected under the skin. People with type 2 diabetes fall into two categories when it comes to insulin: either their body doesn't make enough, or their body is unable to use it well (insulin resistance). Normal Blood Glucose The American Diabetes Association published the Standards of Continue reading >>

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  1. SweetGirl11

    My blood sugar levels have been a little on the "lowish" side. I am sometimes in the mid to upper 60s a few minutes after waking up. Also, I usually run in the low 80s two hours after eating but sometimes as low as 76 to 78 two hours after eating. Is this OK? I am 3 1/2 years out of RNY. Thank you!

  2. Ladytazz

    If I'm not mistaken I believe under 70 is considered hypoglycemia. I have seen my blood sugar as low as in the 30's. How are you feeling when this happens? I can always tell that my blood sugar is low by how I feel. Thank God it has been stable for a while.

  3. SweetGirl11

    When it is in the upper 70s, I guess I feel "OK". Hard to say lately because I've been so anxious, so today I've been feeling a little shaky from being so anxious. I've made myself very anxious lately worrying about my blood sugar, which is counterproductive! I think I feel better when they are in the 80s. Thanks for your reply!

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