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Alcohol And Hypoglycemia In Non-diabetics

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You Won’t Recover From Alcohol Abuse Without This

It is crucial for everyone to balance their blood sugar; however, it is especially critical for people recovering from alcohol or drug abuse to balance their blood sugar. Most alcoholics and people recovering from alcohol abuse have blood sugar problems. However, beyond that, destabilized blood sugar makes it nearly impossible to stop abusing alcohol because the cravings are just too strong. Research indicates, 70-90% of people that abuse alcohol suffer to some degree from hypoglycemia (chronic low blood sugar) and over 90% of alcoholics are hypoglycemic or diabetic . Symptoms and effects of hypoglycemia can include dizziness, fatigue, sleep disorders, headaches, lack of ability to concentrate, depression, anxiety, light-headedness, tremors, cold sweats, heart palpitations, loss of coordination, and upset stomach. In time, the drinker’s overworked pancreas may stop producing insulin and diabetes can result. Our body compensates, as a protective mechanism, every time our blood sugar spikes too high or too low. When we don’t eat healthy fats and protein regularly, our blood sugar drops extremely low. When we drink alcohol or eat sugary or processed, refined carbohydrates our bloo Continue reading >>

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    Mr. Lybrate-user, normal blood glucose levels: fasting 70 to 110 mg, pp <140 mg / 100 ml. Pre - diabetic state: fasting 108 to 125 mg, pp 141 to 199 mg/ 100 ml, hba1c% 5.9 to 6.4% confirmed diabetes: fbs 126 mg and above, pp 200 mg and above /100 ml, hba1c%6. Hence your fasting level qualifies to be in confirmed diabetes, but pp is showing a pre-diabetes state. Better to get a hba1c%, which can give a clearer picture. Or another method is to get an ogtt (oral glucose tolerance test), gold standard. Thanks.

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