Can You Have Low Blood Sugar And Not Have Diabetes?

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Print Overview Hypoglycemia is a condition characterized by an abnormally low level of blood sugar (glucose), your body's main energy source. Hypoglycemia is commonly associated with the treatment of diabetes. However, a variety of conditions, many of them rare, can cause low blood sugar in people without diabetes. Like fever, hypoglycemia isn't a disease itself — it's an indicator of a health problem. Immediate treatment of hypoglycemia involves quick steps to get your blood sugar level back into a normal range — about 70 to 110 milligrams per deciliter, or mg/dL (3.9 to 6.1 millimoles per liter, or mmol/L) — either with high-sugar foods or medications. Long-term treatment requires identifying and treating the underlying cause of hypoglycemia. Symptoms Similar to the way a car needs gas to run, your body and brain need a constant supply of sugar (glucose) to function properly. If glucose levels become too low, as occurs with hypoglycemia, it can cause these signs and symptoms: Heart palpitations Fatigue Pale skin Shakiness Anxiety Sweating Hunger Irritability Tingling sensation around the mouth Crying out during sleep As hypoglycemia worsens, signs and symptoms may include: Continue reading >>

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  1. kjsimpson

    Greek Yogurt and My Blood Glucose

    Help me out here. I really want to control my blood glucose. The nutritionist wants me eating yogurt in the morning. Specifically greek yogurt and a little granola instead of a sausage patty (or two) and egg that I usually eat. Since being diagnosed, I skip the pancakes. But when I eat the greek yogurt instead of the sausage and eggs, my blood glucose skyrockets in the morning. When I eat the sausage patty and eggs, my blood glucose goes down. My cholesterol and triglycerides are fine and I'm slowly losing weight by limiting my calories either way, so what is so dang important about this yogurt?? Or is it just my nutritionist pushing her personal preferences on me?
    Eating the greek yogurt just adds to making it harder to getting my numbers in the 'green' all day. But, I said I would try. Can I just count this as an experiment that failed and go back to my sausage and eggs?? Venting like a child… ok… I feel better now. Thanks for listening!

  2. sweetvanilla

    I understand how u feel

  3. AgateLady

    I'm not fond of any yogurt, but I carefully read the labels before I buy any. You are right about the pre-mixed being full of sugar or sugar sub. I get the plain, or vanilla, of whatever I get. Sometimes I get low-fat cottage cheese instead - I like it better than yogurt.

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