What Does It Feel Like When Your Blood Sugar Is Low?

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Nondiabetic Hypoglycemia

What is non-diabetic hypoglycemia? Hypoglycemia is the condition when your blood glucose (sugar) levels are too low. It happens to people with diabetes when they have a mismatch of medicine, food, and/or exercise. Non-diabetic hypoglycemia, a rare condition, is low blood glucose in people who do not have diabetes. There are two kinds of non-diabetic hypoglycemia: Reactive hypoglycemia, which happens within a few hours of eating a meal Fasting hypoglycemia, which may be related to a disease Glucose is the main source of energy for your body and brain. It comes from what we eat and drink. Insulin, a hormone, helps keep blood glucose at normal levels so your body can work properly. Insulin’s job is to help glucose enter your cells where it’s used for energy. If your glucose level is too low, you might not feel well. What causes non-diabetic hypoglycemia? The two kinds of non-diabetic hypoglycemia have different causes. Researchers are still studying the causes of reactive hypoglycemia. They know, however, that it comes from having too much insulin in the blood, leading to low blood glucose levels. Types of nondiabetic hypoglycemia Reactive hypoglycemia Having pre-diabetes or being Continue reading >>

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  1. nckhan

    Low blood sugar

    What does having low blood sugar do to you. I was at work yesterday, and half way through the day I started getting a major headache, and sweating. I am new to all of this an still learning the signs of low blood sugar for me. Well when I got home I checked my blood sugar and it was 83. After I ate something things quickly improved. I guess the moral of the story for me is that If I start to get a headache and start to sweat for me that I a sign of low blood sugar. My other question is what happens to you guys and gals if you get low blood sugar. Also can you go into a coma if your sugar gets to low?

  2. Pepper2017

    I used to get dizzy, or light headed (learned the difference real quick) shaky, with low blood sugar. Below 70 most need to eat, that is considered low really. I sometimes still feel it around 70 or close to it. I normally (knock on wood) don't have much trouble with my numbers. I did at one time though years ago. yes, to your second question, you could go into a coma from very low BS if you are on insulin…or possibly meds. for those controlling by diet and exercise, I do not think that is a possibility for them. Make sure you have those glucose tablets with you, and your meter at all times, and maybe something like a sugary drink you can keep in your car or something ,good to have 2 things you can choose from that are fast acting. Don't overdo though, sometimes with a low, many people want to drink too much sugar, which can cause a problem later, with numbers too high and like a roller coaster. Eat protein after your numbers go up to normal.

  3. cmr55

    Sorry for you feeling low. No fun for me. I would sweat feel shaky and sometimes would get a funny feeling in my stomach. I do not get the lows much any more since off insulin. Make sure you have glucose tablets on you and also when you feel that way check your blood sugar. If low take a couple of the glucose tablets and recheck 20 minutes later. Or drink a half cup of orange juice or 1/2 cup of coke.

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