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Diabetic Symptoms After Eating

Diabetes, or diabetes mellitus, is a condition that affects how your body reacts to and utilizes glucose, or blood sugar--the body's main energy source derived from food. Numerous diabetes symptoms occur after eating, when glucose levels are directly affected in response to food. According to the National Diabetes Association, 5.7 million Americans have diabetes and don't realize they have it. If you experience symptoms of diabetes, seek guidance from your doctor. Video of the Day After a person eats, glucose from the food enters the blood stream and moves through the body and into its cells. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, then converts the glucose into energy. Since people with diabetes do not have usual responses to glucose, they may suffer a drop in blood sugar, known as hypoglycemia. Hunger after eating is a common hypoglycemic symptom that affects people with diabetes. According to the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, hypoglycemia can come on suddenly and commonly occur after a person with diabetes makes inappropriate food choices, fails to take appropriate medication or overeats at a meal. Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol can also trigger a hypoglyc Continue reading >>

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  1. Softballmom1609

    Confused about blood sugar levels 2 hours after a meal

    I have read conflicting information about what is an acceptable blood sugar reading 2 hours after eating a meal. I've read 150 and under is ok and have also read that under 180 is ok. Which is it does anyone know?

  2. Type1Lou

    It varies based on how tightly you want to be in control. Here's what Gary Scheiner says in his book "Think Like a Pancreas" when he charts a one-hour post meal target. It should be 160 or less for very tight control; 180 or less for typical control; and 200 or less for looser control.

  3. Glucerna

    I just love Gary's book - practical, well-researched, and realistic. ~Lynn @Glucerna

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