diabetestalk.net

Low Blood Sugar Symptoms Without Low Blood Sugar

Share on facebook

What Is Hypoglycemia?

Hypoglycemia is a dangerous condition in which your blood sugar drops perilously low. Low blood sugar will most often make you feel shaky and weak. In extreme cases, you could lose consciousness and slip into a coma. People develop hypoglycemia for different reasons, but those with diabetes run the greatest risk of developing the condition. Glucose and Hypoglycemia Your body uses glucose as its main fuel source. Glucose is derived from food, and it's delivered to cells through the bloodstream. The body uses different hormones to regulate the amount of glucose in your blood. Glucagon, cortisol, and epinephrine are some hormones that help regulate glucose. Your body uses another hormone called insulin to help your cells absorb glucose and burn it for fuel. If your blood sugar level drops below a certain point, your body can develop various symptoms and sensations. For people with diabetes, this typically happens when blood sugar drops below 70 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), although the exact level may vary from person to person. Causes of Hypoglycemia Low blood sugar often happens in people with diabetes who are using insulin or other medicines that increase insulin production or Continue reading >>

Share on facebook

Popular Questions

  1. Lotus97

    I don't have the stamina or brainpower to go into my whole history right now, but I'll try to do that later if there is need for that.
    I was wondering if anyone else has hypoglycemic symptoms, but when they had their blood sugar/glucose tested they were told they didn't have hypoglycemia. I was reading symptoms of CFS and one place listed hypoglycemic symptoms as one of the symptoms.

  2. heapsreal

    what can happen is u have an adrenergic response which is an increase in adrenaline, adrenaline can help increase or maintain blood sugar and is the reason why many with hypo's get shakey and sweaty etc. Usually its from reactive hypoglycaemia which occurrs after eating alot of carbs and pancrease over reacts increasing insulin above wehat is really required, so when blood sugar starts to drop adrenaline kicks in to compensate. Best way is low carb diet to avoid this or atleast eat protein with carbs. Protein stimulated glucagon release which has the opposite effect to insulin and helps balance out the affects of insulin.

  3. Sushi

    Lotus97 said: ↑
    I don't have the stamina or brainpower to go into my whole history right now, but I'll try to do that later if there is need for that.
    I was wondering if anyone else has hypoglycemic symptoms, but when they had their blood sugar/glucose tested they were told they didn't have hypoglycemia. I was reading symptoms of CFS and one place listed hypoglycemic symptoms as one of the symptoms. Also, did they do a 3 hour fasting glucose tolerance test? You can easily have normal morning, fasting glucose but also hypoglycemia. Mine was normal in the a.m. but on the 3 hour test, it dropped to 40!
    Sushi

  4. -> Continue reading
read more close

Related Articles

Popular Articles

More in blood sugar