do you suffer from hypoglycemia?
December 16, 2006 9:09am CST
do you suffer from hypoglycemia?do you know what it is?hypoglycemia is related to the blood glucose level in our body and can happen if there is too much or too little of glucose i ur system.when that happens bpeople suffering from hypoglycemia usually feel dizzy and can sometimes blackout and faint.i have given some links below which i hoe will inform you of this disease and its symtoms! http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/hypoglycemia/index.htm http://www.hypoglycemia.org/ http://www.medicinenet.com/hypoglycemia/article.htm
26 Jan 07
Hypoglycemia, also called low blood sugar, occurs when your blood glucose (blood sugar) level drops too low to provide enough energy for your body's activities. In adults or children older than 10 years, hypoglycemia is uncommon except as a side effect of diabetes treatment, but it can result from other medications or diseases, hormone or enzyme deficiencies, or tumors. Glucose, a form of sugar, is an important fuel for your body. Carbohydrates are the main dietary sources of glucose. Rice, potatoes, bread, tortillas, cereal, milk, fruit, and sweets are all carbohydrate-rich foods. After a meal, glucose molecules are absorbed into your bloodstream and carried to the cells, where they are used for energy. Insulin, a hormone produced by your pancreas, helps glucose enter cells. If you take in more glucose than your body needs at the time, your body stores the extra glucose in your liver and muscles in a form called glycogen. Your body can use the stored glucose whenever it is needed for energy between meals. Extra glucose can also be converted to fat and stored in fat cells. When blood glucose begins to fall, glucagon, another hormone produced by the pancreas, signals the liver to break down glycogen and release glucose, causing blood glucose levels to rise toward a normal level. If you have diabetes, this glucagon response to hypoglycemia may be impaired, making it harder for your glucose levels to return to the normal range.
25 Jan 07
I'm not suffering, but I think i have a symptoms ( gosh! i hope it's not true) but i feel it. Specially if we have a long trip i feel I'm dizzy and always vomiting even w/out a long trip. Because sometimes i can't sleep in a right time, I feel sleepy but if i go to bed I can't. So i do sometimes I do watch a movie until i feel i sleep.