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Warning Signs of Low Blood Sugar

January 27, 2023 Category :Health Watch 0

Low blood sugar, also known as hypoglycemia, occurs when the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood drops below a certain threshold. Glucose is the main source of fuel for the body’s cells and it is regulated by insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas. When blood sugar levels fall too low, the body is not able to function properly. In people with diabetes, low blood sugar can occur as a side effect of taking insulin or other diabetes medications that increase insulin production. It can also occur in people without diabetes if they have a condition or take a medication that affects blood sugar levels.

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Low Blood Sugars at Night?

May 27, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

How can the elderly keep from having low blood sugars at night?

Hypoglycemia, defined variably as blood sugar <60 mg/dL, is one of the dreaded complications of diabetes management. It usually hinders the achievement of a satisfactory glucose control level because of the fear of developing symptoms of hypoglycemia – palpitations, excessive sweating, tremors, and disorientation. These “warning signs” are triggered by counter-regulatory hormones, like adrenalin, which are defense mechanisms of our body to increase sugar levels back to normal. » Continue Reading

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