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Low Blood Sugar Symptoms

A low blood sugar, also called hypoglycemia or an insulin reaction, is defined as a blood glucose level below 60 to 70 mg/dl. It is usually companied by one or more of the symptoms described below. Low blood sugars or insulin reactions can occur whenever insulin is used. Although less frequent, it can also occur with use of drugs that stimulate insulin production in Type 2 diabetes, such as Diabenese, Glyburide, Glipizide, and Starlix. Hypoglycemia symptoms vary greatly. Lows may occur with no symptoms, minor symptoms, or full-blown symptoms. They will vary from person to person and from one low to the next in the same person. A single symptom may make you aware that your blood sugar has become low, or you may suddenly become aware of several symptoms at once. Symptoms are created both by the effect of the low blood sugar on the brain and other organs, and by the effects of adrenaline and glucagon which are released in large quantities to raise the blood sugar. Anytime you suspect a low blood sugar, check it to be sure and, if you are low, raise your sugar quickly with glucose tablets or other fast carbohydrates. If you're too confused to check, eat quick carbs and check later. The Continue reading >>

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  1. busaman99

    low glucose levels indicative of Hypoglycemia or Insulin Resistance?

    Hey, how are you all doing? Well, I don't have Diabetes, yet my GTT is a little abnormal to my understanding. Only explanation an Endocrinologist stated is "Great, you don't have Diabetes", but from what I'm researching, my results aren't normal.
    I have had a BAD diet for over a decade and defined - I'm a HUGE carb addict. I'm in my early 30s and am not really overweight. I'm approximately at 22% bodyfat, but hide it well.
    Results of GTT:
    Fasting: 83
    1Hr: 69
    2Hr: 49
    Another Endocrinologist stated I may have issues with Insulin Resistance. I'm just trying to get others stories and possibly advice regarding what I'm sharing.
    Much appreciated.

  2. MarkM

    I don't see any evidence of insulin resistance in those numbers. That there is no spike at 1 hour after the glucose load is surprising. Maybe it came sooner, like at 30 minutes, and was all over at 1 hour. The drop in numbers suggests reactive hypoglycemia, and maybe that is what the endo was talking about. Do you feel low (shakey, breathless, dizzy) a couple of hours after eating lots of carbs?
    My advice would be to reduce the amount of carbs you eat. It looks like your body doesn't like them .

  3. BarEdul

    Looks like Reactive hypoglycemia to me... great you have hypoglycemia which means if you don't curb your ways now one day you may have diabetes.. there is a serious possiblity that your endo is an idiot.

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