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Does Low Blood Sugar Make You Tired

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Hypoglycaemia

Hypoglycaemia is the medical condition of having an abnormally low blood sugar (glucose) level, and can be responsible for triggering or exacerbating migraine and other headaches The importance of blood-glucose We need energy to function, and most of this energy comes from consuming carbohydrates (sugars). Our bodies convert these carbohydrates into glucose (which is easier to use), and is then carried in the blood to whichever parts of the body need it. The brain requires a continuous supply of glucose from the blood in order to function, and if glucose levels drop (as in hypoglycaemia) the brain is one of the first organs affected. Maintaining blood-glucose levels Our bodies have to keep their blood-glucose levels from becoming too low or too high, and they do this using two fast-acting hormones: insulin and glucagon. When blood-glucose levels get too high, insulin acts to bring them down; when levels get too low, glucagon pushes them back up. Causes of hypoglycaemia If we don’t eat enough calories for our bodies’ needs, then our blood-glucose levels drop too low. This can happen if we skip meals, fast, diet, or exercise on insufficient food. Eating a high-sugar meal can caus Continue reading >>

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  1. unicornmichelle

    tired after blood sugars go crazy

    does anyone ever get tired after there blood sugars go from high and low and what the best thing to do besides sleep

  2. WASHED OUT

    Thyroid problems along with Type 1 create a hormonal mess. It is possible that you being tired could come from either one or both that would most certainly make trying to figure things out much more difficult. My suggestion would be to see a specialist to help you do the balancing of hormone levels as you may have over abundance of some and deficiencies in others. This changes the way your body reacts because it is the main mechanism for so many body functions. Many hormones have multiple functions that can change everything on feeling normal or tired, they change your moods and your daily body routines. See your doctor because these are very important to get balanced.

  3. liquorish

    This is all really good advice, especially about walking if it goes high. When mine goes low, I have no warning. I just all of a sudden feel weak. So I eat something sugary, even a spoon of sugar, and have to sit down and lay my head down. As soon as I can, I get someone to get me a carb., even a piece of bread will do, but I remain weak for 30 min.s or even several hours. All you can do iis sit or lay down, because of the weakness. Take care. Liquorish

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