How Do You Feel When Your Blood Sugar Is Low

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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. 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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