The rise in blood glucose levels after eating stimulates the pancreas to secrete the hormone

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Avatar n tn However,I was under the impression that adrenaline caused glucose to be released from the kidneys and in turn it would cause blood sugar to rise????" Adrenaline raises glucose levels by stimulating the liver to change glycogen into glucose. When normal glucose regulation fails with type 2 diabetics, the kidneys are forced to remove excess glucose via the urinary tract. This usually is caused by insulin deficiency. In your case this does not apply.
Avatar f tn These secrete huge amount of insulin in response to food and the person has hypoglycemia or low blood sugar just after eating. Diagnosis is by doing blood sugar levels fating, after food and through glucose challenge test. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Do consult your doctor regarding these possibilities and treatment options discussed. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar m tn Any meal or snack high in carbohydrates will generate a rapid rise in blood glucose. To adjust for this rapid rise, the pancreas secretes the hormone insulin. You really don't want to mess with insulin cause it likes to mess with you.
Avatar m tn Two hours after eating breakfast my glucose levels were 161. Right after a brisk 1 hour walk they were 104. I ate a small sandwich and checked (2) hours after eating. My glucose wat 181. What's up with this. Right now my waking numbers average about 150. Do these seem right?
Avatar m tn Most non-diabetics will not get close to 120. The highest I have seen a non-diabetics blood sugar raise (after eating a ton of processed sugar) was 102. When you are not diabetic your body automatically adapts to the changes in nutrients in order to keep your organs working properly.
Avatar m tn t have enough insulin available to help the glucose get into the cells, and to regulate how much glucose the liver releases, then the net effect is that your blood glucose will be higher after exercise.
798555 tn?1292787551 Holly basil? Used in Thai cooking. Not proven to help with diabetes nor proven to lower blood glucose levels. There's lots of snake oil on the internet touting this and that cure but all unproven. Don't be a sucker for gimmick marketing ads. Exercise daily, maintain proper weight, and eat correct foods. These help the most to lower and maintain blood glucose levels.
Avatar n tn If your glucose levels rise above the norm a lot during the day, your brain is reacting by asking your pancreas to secrete more insulin in order to lower those levels. When this happens, your glucose then drops either back to normal, or in some people, a little lower than normal.
1209036 tn?1299178657 The oral glucose tolerance test involves quickly drinking a sweetened liquid (called Glucola), which contains 50 g of glucose. The body absorbs this glucose rapidly, causing blood glucose levels to rise within 30 to 60 minutes. A blood sample will be taken from a vein in your arm about 60 minutes after drinking the solution. The blood test measures how the glucose solution was metabolized (processed by the body).
Avatar m tn Your pancreas is not dead! Diabetes type 1 is when the immune system destroys part of the pancreas that produces insulin, but leaves the rest perfectly intact. Type 2 is when nothing is destroyed, but for some reason, you're either not producing enough insulin, or the insulin that you produce is not efficient enough. There's a clear distinction between the two, as type 1 is autoimmune 'disease'. In all cases the pancreas is still performing all the other functions correctly.
639406 tn?1308877111 Do this with every meal [b4 and after] to see how the foods you consumed affect your blood glucose levels. Avoid those that do. Read the other posts on this forum and Google search diabetes related information to educate yourself.
Avatar n tn We are told it has something to do with when he eats and the food sits in his stomach a hormone or something chemical stimulates the pancreas to shoot EXCESSIVE insulin. Our gastros can't figure it out and our endocrinologists can't either? We are in Miami, Florida. He is basically going into hypoglycemic comas and the glucagon does not work anymore. I am at my wits end. Someone out there please help....Thank you.
Avatar m tn You're overdue with seeing a doctor to redo those tests. Please ask for an OGTT, an A1c test, and check your pancreas C-Peptide levels. Reason I say this is at first you say "My fasting is 100" then "fasting glucose tends to be rising over the years. It used to be 70-80 range." Along this line if eating makes you feel better after exercising and "if I don't eat breakfast.
Avatar f tn For reference, insulin is produced in the pancreas by beta cells. To monitor insulin production by beta cells in the pancreas and to help determine hypoglycemia ask for a C-Peptide test. As I stated earlier ask for a thyroid test too. These two tests should go hand-in-hand to help determine why your postprandial glucose drops so rapidly.
Avatar m tn What is important for diabetics is to control that rise and fall so that the blood glucose remains with in the "normal" range. Because you are experiencing other health problems, I would recommend that you speak with your doctor about your concerns. Additionally if you are attempting a strict diet change such as paleo you should speak with your doctor first. It is always a good idea to speak with your doctor before starting a new diet or exercise program. I hope this helps.
Avatar f tn so for some people eating carbohydrates, carbs causes the BG to rise this causes the pancreas to make insulin if the pancreas does not stop making insulin the BG drops once the BG is gone. some people have relefe from hypoglycemia by restricting the amount of carbs they eat. Foe some people eating smaller meals more often helps. Im NOT an MD.
Avatar m tn I would suggest that you make an appointment to see your doctor and ask if you can have a glucose intolerance test and do a HBA1C blood test. a HBA1C blood test will show the average glucose levels in the blood stream over a period of approximately 3 months. It may be that you have an insulin intolerance. This means that your pancreas is producing insulin, but this is not being used adequately by your body.
468796 tn?1220029445 Right now your blood glucose is normal, however having high insulin is an indication that your cells are becoming resistant to taking in the insulin which in turns lower your glucose level. If insulin in the blood remains high, eventually the cells will wear out and will not accept the insulin at all. At that point, your blood glucose levels start to rise and you on your way to Type 2 diabetes.
Avatar m tn i did a glucose torlerance test, and when i went in my sugar was 95 then i drank the glucose drink and after 3 hours my sugar was 65....any clues 31 i do smoke, i did a ultrasound of heart, some ekgs and chest x ray, ?????
Avatar n tn Some of these are waiting too long between meals, exercise which burns up sugars in the body and speeds up metabolism (and also insulin production), eating foods very high in carbohydrates (which overstimulate the pancreas and cause a hypoglycemic episode shortly after eating the high-carb food, or even in the case of one close friend, taking vitamins containing chromium triggered hypoglycemic episodes until the vitamins were stopped.
Avatar n tn This sudden drop in blood sugar levels is due to your pancreas releasing too much insulin to counteract the sudden high blood sugar levels that occurred from eating the aforementioned food types. Blood sugars suddenly plunge below normal because of the release of insulin from the over reactive pancreas. When your glucose levels go high, suddenly drop, then rise again and yo-yo's this way throughout the day it wreaks havoc on your cardio system.
Avatar m tn Prunes, raisons, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, plums, oranges, pink grapefruit, cantaloupe, apples and pears. Antioxidants help to protect the liver from the high levels of free radicals that are naturally produced during the process of detoxification. Apples. Apples contain pectin that bind to heavy metals in the body (in particular in the colon) and help their excretion. This reduces the load on the liver and its detoxification capacities. Artichoke.
1354772 tn?1300977548 Caffeine stimulates the release of excess stress hormones via its stimulant effects on the adrenal glands.
Avatar n tn For the type 2 diabetic, I also have read (from the Atkins people) that their diet is a good way to lower glucose levels. This is logical for the type 2 diabetic, for eating a fairly low-carbohydrate diet would not require the production of as much insulin by the already stressed pancreas.
Avatar n tn some people find that when exposed to things that they are allergic to, their glucose levels rise dramatically, and if the allergies are due to pollens, this problem goes away when they stay inside. This could affect daytime glucose levels and not night levels if you are outside breathing pollens during the day. This is only an issue for allergic folks, though.
Avatar n tn A few months ago my 15-year old son passed out for reason - just crumpled to the floor while standing in the kitchen. I grabbed my glucose meter and checked - he was around 115 (looking back I probably just caught it as it was crashing). Last month my son and I came back from a family birthday party (cake, ice cream, pizza) and my son went into his room. He grabbed a Mountain Dew and took *ONE* swallow. He said he was really dizzy and getting tired.
Avatar n tn So it makes more sense to me to measure the blood glucose level two hours after the meal has finished, especially when some meals consist of multiple courses, and the entire meal can last up to an hour. Your thoughts on this? Also, I am interested in knowing what a "normal" blood glucose level is directly after a meal, if it is supposed to lower to under 180 (or 140 according to other sites) within two hours after the completion of a meal.
973741 tn?1342342773 In time the situation gets even worse because the pancreas begins to fail (the high glucose levels can kill the cells of the pancreas). Now there will be high glucose levels, but low insulin.