Diabetic Falling Asleep After Eating

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I think I have reactive hypoglycemia. How can I address my symptoms? Answers from M. Regina Castro, M.D. Reactive hypoglycemia (postprandial hypoglycemia) refers to low blood sugar that occurs after a meal — usually within four hours after eating. This is different from low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) that occurs while fasting. Signs and symptoms of reactive hypoglycemia may include hunger, weakness, shakiness, sleepiness, sweating, lightheadedness and anxiety. It's possible to have symptoms that are similar to reactive hypoglycemia without actually having low blood sugar. True reactive hypoglycemia symptoms that are caused by low blood sugar occurring after eating are uncommon. For the majority of people with postprandial symptoms, the actual cause of the symptoms is not clear but may relate to what food was eaten or variations in the timing of the food moving through the stomach and intestinal tract. Generally, a medical evaluation is done to determine whether symptoms are caused by low blood sugar — and whether symptoms resolve once blood sugar returns to normal. Further evaluation of reactive hypoglycemia depends on the severity of symptoms. For the majority of people, react Continue reading >>

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  1. kiwi777


    whenever i eat bread, mashed potatoes i go to sleep within 10 15 min…i feel real tired…what is that?

  2. MrsCDogg

    At my house we just call it the "Carb coma"..lol. It's why a lot of folks call starchy stuff comfort food. It makes them sleepy.

  3. berrykins0

    i get tired if i don't eat on time.i can tell i need carbs

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