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what is low blood sugar?

A: low blood sugar, from a medical perspective, is called hypoglycemia and refers to low blood serum glucose levels. Glucose is the ''sugar'' which is low in this case, and when it drops below 70 mg per deciliter of blood, a person is concerned hypoglycemic. People may also use the term low blood sugar much more casually to express hunger, or feelings of faintness or irritation that come over them when they skip meals. Some people will feel a...
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what causes low blood sugar?

A: Hello,low blood glucose or low blood sugar (also called hypoglycemia), occurs when blood glucose drops below normal levels. Hypoglycemia can occur as a side effect of some diabetes medications, including insulin and oral diabetes medications?pills?that increase insulin production. Not eating enough food or increase physical activity can also contribute to hypoglycemia.When people think their blood glucose is too low, they should check their blood glucose level with a blood sample using a blood...


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Hypoglycemia Symptoms: is low blood Sugar Affecting Your Relationships?

A: Hypoglycemia symptoms are not at all clear-cut but they can be at the root cause of distressed relationships. Many people may suffer from one or more hypoglycemia symptoms without realizing it. Often these symptoms are general and can be indicative of other medical conditions, so they are often ignored. Other times, they are treated as individual symptoms: a headache with ibuprofen, fatigue with a cup of coffee, or feelings of anxiety or stress with an alcoholic beverage. Affect your relationships But recognizing a combination of these symptoms can lead to the discovery of hypoglycemia in your life. It can affect your relationships at home and at work, without you even realizing the cause. And until you identify it, you will not be able to...


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what is a blood Sugar Meter?

A: A blood sugar meter is a device for measuring glucose levels in blood, that is used by diabetics to test their blood sugar levels at home. It is also known as a glucose meter. It is especially helpful for people with Type I diabetes in managing their condition. Originally, glucose levels were tested in urine, but there are several drawbacks to this procedure. In particular, it does not allow the testing of low levels of glucose. Home-use blood sugar meters were developed that use a fingerprick droplet of

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what is High blood sugar?

A: High blood sugar or hyperglycemia is a condition in which there is a large amount of glucose in the blood. People are usually diagnosed with high blood sugar when they have more than 180 milligrams of glucose per deciliter of blood. This condition can lead to a number of complications, including death, which is why avoiding hyperglycemia is strongly recommended. Several conditions, most notably diabetes, predispose people to developing high levels of blood sugar. To test for blood sugar levels,...
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what is a blood sugar crash?

A: It is when your blood sugar goes very low.It may not go low enough for you to actually faint but can make you feel weak as a kitten. Other symptoms include but are not restricted to:Short temperSpots in front of the eyesShakinessSweating for no obvious reasonAn overwhelming desire to complete whatever you are currently doing (seriously, it''s weird like that!) Adrenaline gets released when sugar levels drop and this can prompt the liver to start producing it''s own glucose - hence high levels can often follow a really severe low. None of these symptoms should be taken as a definite...


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Could you please explain what causes low blood sugar, the symptoms and the treatment?

A: low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia) is caused by an inadequate intake of carbohydrate foods (ie. starvation), excess use of drugs used to treat diabetes, alcoholism and by a very rare tumour that secretes excess insulin. Sugars are the fuel of the body, and are chemically '' burned'' to provide the energy necessary for us to function. There are many different types of sugar in our diet, including sucrose (the white stuff we sprinkle on our cereal), glucose, fructose (fruit sugar) and lactose (milk sugar). Starvation is rare in Australia, and so there are very few people who suffer from true hypoglycaemia. There are people who lead a very active lifestyle who burn up...


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Could you please explain what causes low blood sugar, the symptoms and the treatment?

A: low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia) is caused by an inadequate intake of carbohydrate foods (ie. starvation), excess use of drugs used to treat diabetes, alcoholism and by a very rare tumour that secretes excess insulin. Sugars are the fuel of the body, and are chemically ` burned` to provide the energy necessary for us to function. There are many different types of sugar in our diet, including sucrose (the white stuff we sprinkle on our cereal), glucose, fructose (fruit sugar) and lactose (milk sugar). Starvation is rare in Australia, and so there are very few people who suffer from true hypoglycaemia. There are people who lead a very active lifestyle who burn up their...


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what about "low blood sugar"?

A: It is something you need to see your doctor about and like TODAY. That isextremely low, and anytime you get low blood sugar like that you could passout. You should not be driving or anything like that. Your blood sugarshould be between 90-110. Also do not encourage your blood sugar to drop,eat often, small meals! You are seeing dumping the best way to avoid eating high sugar foods. Itswhy when we eat sweets those who dump get tired. That is right GET TO YOUR DOC IMEADIATELY! This is very serious; and youcould get hurt even walking around like...


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are the dangers of low blood sugar as great as high?

A: Both low blood sugar and high blood sugar can be dangerous. low blood sugars are considered an emergency and must be treated immediately. Left untreated a low blood sugar can lead to seizures and possibly death. Things that affect blood sugar include food, exercise, medications and illness. Testing your blood sugar as directed by your healthcare provider and learning the signs to watch for and how to treat low blood sugar is something you can do to prevent any dangerous...


 
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