Lack Of Insulin Causes Hypoglycemia

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Diabetic Shock And Insulin Reactions

Severe hypoglycemia, or diabetic shock, is a serious health risk for anyone with diabetes. Also called insulin reaction, as a consequence of too much insulin, it can occur anytime there is an imbalance between the insulin in your system, the amount of food you eat, or your level of physical activity. It can even happen while you are doing all you think you can do to manage your diabetes. The symptoms of diabetic shock may seem mild at first. But they should not be ignored. If it isn't treated quickly, hypoglycemia can become a very serious condition that causes you to faint, requiring immediate medical attention. Diabetic shock can also lead to a coma and death. It's important that not only you, but your family and others around you, learn to recognize the signs of hypoglycemia and know what to do about them. It could save your life. Hypoglycemia is a low level of blood sugar. The cells in your body use sugar from carbohydrates for energy. Insulin, which normally is made in the pancreas, is necessary for sugar to enter the cells. It helps keep the levels of sugar in the blood from getting too high. It's important to maintain the proper level of sugar in your blood. Levels that are Continue reading >>

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  1. VALERIE1619

    A low carb approach is the ONLY WAY I've been able to lose weight while on insulin.
    My mantra is: Diabetes is a carbohydrate intolerance disease.
    So why would I feed my body foods that require me to use more (fat-storing) insulin?
    If you're contemplating a low carb diet, just try it! Consider what foods you're injecting for when you carb count. If you don't eat the carbs, you don't need the extra insulin!
    If you cut carbs, just be aware that you have the potential to go low until your adjust your insulin to reflect the change, especially if you're using Lantus, or another long-lasting basal insulin.
    Sh*t is hard. Do it anyway.

    Pounds lost: 11.3







    Welcome to the group, that was a great explanation. It is pretty much what my nurse was telling me. It's how I use the insulin that drives the answer to this question.
    " Sometimes God places people in your life who help and encourage you even when they don't know it"

    Pounds lost: 3.0






  3. ALIALI2013

    I had to comment on this (sorry I'm late just found this team), but in a round about way, insulin can make you gain weight, especially if you're giving yourself more than you need, or don't have control of your BS. I've been Type 1 since 1975 and I have found that as long as my BS are in good shape, I am able to maintain my weight, even lose, however, if I end up giving myself more insulin than I need, and am eating more (thus causing the weight gain) the more insulin I take the more my weight goes up. On the other hand, once your blood sugars get out of control you may lose weight, but NEVER in a healthy way....I went from 140 to 98 pounds in a weeks time and I looked horrible (at 5'8 that's near anorexic!).
    Please keep in mind that no matter what you do, strive for the best BS level you possibly can, this is the best way to ensure you are losing weight the right way and still staying healthy. I've known a person who's died from low blood sugar and another who passed from high blood sugar and neither is a way you wish to go. Good luck.
    Co-Leader Spark Wisconsin-The Official Team

    current weight: 257.0






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