What is hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)?

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What is hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)?

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Hypoglycemia low blood sugar happens when the level of sugar in the blood is too low. Simply put, when a person has hypoglycemia low blood sugar his or her body is not able to properly regulate the excessive amount of sugar the person consumes. What happens is the pancreas overproduces insulin in response to the rapid increase of glucose in the blood. The body breaks down all carbohydrate from food simple sugars, glucose, which enter the blood stream and, naturally, increases the blood sugar level. To bring glucose level down to normal amount, the pancreas secretes insulin. In hypoglycemia low blood sugar, the large amounts of insulin released by the pancreas causes the blood sugar level to fall below the normal and healthy level. Since glucose is the fuel of our body cells, particularly cells in the brain, a blood sugar level that is too low will cause the body cells to starve or become weak. This condition affects a person physically and emotionally. Some symptoms of hypoglycemia low

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Hypoglycemia occurs when there is an imbalance between insulin and glucagon. Glucagon is a hormone produced by our bodies that raises the level of glucose in the blood, and is an important factor in hypoglycemia. To keep diabetes under control, it is important to test your blood glucose frequently. Ask your physician how often you should test and what your blood glucose levels should be, and what to do when they are low. Good diabetes control, including an appropriate diet, is the best way to prevent hypoglycemia.

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