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What Is Low Blood Sugar

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No matter what we're doing — even when we're sleeping — our brains depend on glucose to function. Glucose is a sugar that comes from the foods we eat, and it's also formed and stored inside the body. It's the main source of energy for the cells of our body, and it's carried to each cell through the bloodstream. The blood glucose level is the amount of glucose in the blood. When blood glucose levels (also called blood sugar levels) drop too low, it's called hypoglycemia (pronounced: hi-po-gly-SEE-me-uh). Very low blood sugar levels can cause severe symptoms that need to be treated right away. People with diabetes can have low blood sugar levels because of the medicines they have to take to manage their diabetes. They may need a hormone called insulin or diabetes pills (or both) to help their bodies use the sugar in their blood. These medicines help take the sugar out of the blood and get it into the body's cells, which makes the level of sugar in the blood go down. But sometimes it's a tricky balancing act and blood sugar levels can get too low. People with diabetes need to keep their blood sugars from getting too high or too low. Part of keeping blood sugar levels in a healthy Continue reading >>

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  1. kenny355555

    is fish oil bad for diabetics ?

    I just read this article and think maybe I better stop taking fish oil every day.....any thoughts ?.
    Fish Oil Raises Blood Glucose Levels and Decreases the Insulin Response
    Elevated resting blood glucose levels are a diabetic’s nightmare. Spontaneous auto-oxidation of blood glucose is a significant cause of diabetic patients’ elevated increased risk of CVD. Both fish oil supplements and even “oily fish” itself are highly problematic for diabetics. In 2011, researchers looked at the effects on Type II diabetic patients eating more fish. Only from non-fatty fish, containing more Parent omega-6 and much less EPA/ DHA, did the experiment show significantly decreased blood sugars [good outcome]. Further, those who ate “fatty” fish saw a decreased insulin output of 21% [bad outcome] compared to those not eating “fatty” fish [40]. “Fatty” fish (containing more EPA/DHA), not a supplement, caused the elevated blood glucose. EPA/DHA fish oil supplements cause elevated blood glucose and blunt the insulin response in diabetics. This deleterious finding was known years ago [41,42].
    Since “fatty/oily” fish caused the same deleterious effects as the supplement, the only logical conclusion is that fish oil—in any form—is harmful to any diabetic. Diabetes is America’s #1 epidemic and both oily fish and fish oil supplements exacerbate the condition.

  2. furball64801

    Well all I can say is I really never took it till after D and that was years ago, I saw nothing that would say it was bad for me.

  3. SueK501

    What was the source of the article?

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