Why would blood sugar drop after eating

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Avatar f tn Hypoglycemia/ low blood sugar would be considered blood sugar levels less than about 70. Your result of 103 is normal, not hypoglycemia. It is likely that your symptoms may be from other causes. Sometimes headaches can be a sign of not drinking enough - so a glass of water and a few minutes to relax / be quiet - may help a lot. Hope this helps.
1058898 tn?1275678751 You need to be tested for HA1C, which gives a measure of blood sugar control over the past few months. In the meantime I would strongly suggest that you assume you do have diabetes and adopt the lifestyle (diet and exercise) measures that are necessary to control it.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia, but I don't understand why this happened so sudden. I ate 2 slices of pizza and my blood sugar dropped after eating the pizza so there has to be something else wrong.
Avatar f tn Even though the theory is that your baby will get the nutrition it needs from your body, if your body has no nutritional input for 24 hours and has no customary way of dealing with that fact, the baby will feel the drop in your blood sugar even if your body will ultimately be able to pull some resources from your muscles and fat reserves. A wildly swinging blood sugar level, from 0 one day to high the next, as you fast and eat, is not going to be a good signal to your body.
Avatar f tn I searched on the internet and found the explanation that my immune system was misidentifying sugar in my blood as an invader and would them generate histamine to combat the invader. To me it made since because a single antihistamine pill worked fairly well. I spoke to my family doctor about the "invader theory" and he agreed it could be correct. I asked if it would get better with time and he said "no it could get worse".
Avatar m tn I had went to the emergency last week because of some other symptoms that I have been having. They did a blood work up and my blood sugar level was at a 57. I hadn't eaten anything all day and by the time they had released me I had taken a couple of sips of my daughters sprite and it went up to 98. So the said I was fine. Since then I have been very worried about this so I decided to get myself a meter so that I could test myself.
Avatar n tn after eating a meal. I also learned to stabilize my blood sugar by eating LCHF...I think it's the best thing I've ever done in my life. I have more energy, stabilized through the day, and I don't "crash" after eating anymore. I remember crashing real low after eating, and feeling terribly cold and shivering a lot after each meal. That doesn't happen to me anymore after I converted to eating LCHF. Also, my skin is so much more resilient and soft now.
Avatar n tn I think after giving humalog, body goes in emergency, and some times increases blood pressure and it in turn increases blood sugar. Probably I should take humalog after eating. b. Blood pressure increases as blood sugar goes to normal, Even some times, after pushing insulin ,pressure goes high Before going to bed I take blood pressure medication, push levemir Yestarday evening sugar came down to 7, I was glad, at 5 am I ate, reduced humalog to 11 in place of 13, but after 2 hours, it was 10.
Avatar n tn When he had a seizure Friday I called 911 and the paramedics checked his blood sugar and it was 218 and they thought he might be diabetic. 8 hours later we took him to the health department and they checked his sugar (by drawing blood from his arm) and it was 112 and they said he wasn't diabetic and that the finger ***** test wasn't very accurate. They thought that the seizure caused his sugar to go up. The last time he had ate anything was 12 hours before the seizure.
Avatar f tn No matter what I eat my blood sugar will remain under a hundred and then quickly drop back down to the 56-72 range. This will last a couple of weeks before I return to the high levels again. I tell the doctor, but doctor doesn't look at my meter. He runs another a1c. This time it is 5.4. Normal he says. Go home. Can one of you explain to me what is happening? Many thanks in advance.
Avatar m tn I drank 8 ounces of fruit juice (mostly papaya), and felt almost immediately disoriented. My blood sugar had dropped to 89. What would cause blood sugar to drop almost immediately after drinking fruit juice? And I realized that this must happen often, because sometimes I sip fruit juice and have a similar feeling. (So no more fruit juice to me!) I hope someone can point me in the right direction as to why this may be happening! I appreciate any and all replies! Thank you.
Avatar n tn Why is it that sometimes my blood sugar levels rise after walking. First thing in the morning,about an hour after exercise and not eating anything my b/s level goes up by about 4-5 points.
1778927 tn?1381882347 There are actually two types of hypoglycemia, one is known as drug-related hypoglycemia and happens almost exclusively in diabetics and the second is called non-drug-related hypoglycemia and can be further divided into FASTING hypoglycemia, in which hypoglycemia occurs after NOT eating, and reactive hypoglycemia, in which hypoglycemia occurs as a reaction TO eating, usually of carbohydrates.
Avatar n tn ) Because of this the body has to work harder to meet the bodies demand for oxygen and increases the BP and pulse to account for it. This is why after eating a big meal people often fall asleep becuase the extra energy demands on the body cause tiredness. You say that it can last up to two hours? This is about the same time as it takes for the stomach to do its bit and allow the food through to the intestines, so that reinforces my thoughts. Some people may notice no change....
Avatar n tn This refers to a post-meal drop in blood pressure after rising. Surgeon is correct in his comments below - due to the meal-inducing pooling of blood, this leads to inadequate cardiac output and thus a drop in blood pressure. The exact mechanism is not well understood. Another contributing factor is the effect of insulin causing a dilation of the blood vessels. Caffeine has been traditionally recommended as a treatment, but there are no studies suggesting that it consistently works.
Avatar n tn my blood sugar would read lower than it did prior to the meal! When I started eating properly, my blood sugar would stay within a healthy range. Anyway... that's my story. As for you, I would for sure talk to your doctor about an elimination diet if you think that your headaches are directly related to food.
Avatar n tn I also have insulin resistance, but showing signs of low blood sugar. When my blood sugar was lasted tested 20minutes after eating protein and carbs by blood sugar level was 112. I get very bad headaches if I do not eat every 2.5hrs and suffer from blurred vision and dry mouth and feel like passing out. Once I eat or drink (nonwater) anything I feel better for about 15minutes then I feel very tired and get a pressure type headache with dizziness.
Avatar n tn From personal experience, I know that NPH peaks about 8 hours after you take it and can cause your blood sugar to drop rapidly. I also know that Humalog is very fast acting and the combination of the both at dinnertime may be causing the rapid drops. For years, prior to being on the pump, I was put on Ultralente and Regular as part of a study to compare multiple injections with the pump.
Avatar n tn (30-45 blood sugar range)Many times it would put me on the floor barely able to talk or see but it would come back up with food in about 15 min. After having blood taken I was told there is nothing wrong with me. The only thing I was worried about was my fasting c-peptides being 10.3. I was told that's very high. My cortisol was very high as well. Sometimes 10 min. after I eat I start feeling weird. My vision starts getting blurry and I start to get disoriented.
Avatar f tn They may make you feel good at first, but they will mess with the blood sugar causing a drop again. Also, take a good, high potency B complex vitamin, make sure it has at least 100mg of B5, this is the blood sugar vitamin, also, add some brewers yeast to your food, this has lots of B vitamins and the mineral "Chromium" which is also a glucose control supplement. Make that appointment as soon as you can.
390388 tn?1279639813 Your blood sugar is really only too high 2-4 hours after you eat so if you paid attention to eating smaller portions and eating about the same level of carbs per meal you might be able to control it that way. bear in mind too that if your body is producing too much insulin that will trigger hunger and that's where many type 2's gain weight making their problem worse.
Avatar m tn org/wiki/Glycated_hemoglobin ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In essence, the A1c test ‘histories back’ our serum blood sugar by measuring how much sugar coats a red blood cell after a known life span of 120 days. Importantly, we need to be very cautious using the A1c test during HCV therapy. The test gives skewed results during HCV treatment because the ribavirin causes hemolytic anemia, and this affects the lifespan of the red blood cell; sometimes dramatically.
Avatar n tn He arrived home at 10pm but was expected at 6pm. I do not understand why he is unable to tell if his blood sugar is low. Is there a reason? How does he snap out of it? We are not always around as he livs alone and we are worried that he will have an episode and no one will be able to help. Sometimes he takes naps through the afternoon and when he wakes up, he's "out of it". He never used to take naps. I am scared and don't know what to do.
Avatar m tn I take minidiab just half a tablet with 5mg tablets. After taking that, my blood sugar can go down to 3.2 from 14. It works so well? If I don't take it, it also can drop to around 7. Why I take it? Once I was waiting at ER, they took the blood sugar when I first presented there. It was 7.8. After waiting for 4 hours, I told them I'm hungry. I walk up to the canteen and looking for food. While I walk up there, I felt dizzy and nausea.
Avatar n tn Researchers have discovered that people with orthostatic hypotension (low standing blood pressure) often get a drop in blood pressure after eating carbohydrate rich foods. This may be caused by a direct vasodilation effect (increase in internal size of blood vessels) of suddenly higher blood glucose levels. The traditional definition of hypoglycemia is an abnormal lowering of blood sugar levels after the body overreacts to carbohydrates with excessive insulin production.
Avatar f tn it is where blood sugars go after eating if everything is completely normal. You do need to have your doctor take the diabetes seriously. Thyroid affects eevery system in your body and if your thyroid is out of wack I think the blood sugars could be harder to control.
Avatar f tn 5 months I have had blood sugars 100-150 (150 an hour after eating). Even in the morning it has been 105-110. I have diabetic parents, so I know a lot about diabetes, which is why this does not seem to fit. I normally have lower blood sugars. My a1c was taken last year and was 4.7. I don't feel unwell, but I wonder if there is any other reason aside from diabetes that this could be. I have a very good diet. Nutritionists would approve. I do work out, but I do have some weight to lose.
Avatar n tn People said I have been looking pale and my eyes are glassy. Every time, I've noticed that eating sugar seems to help. People have been giving it to me. On the other hand, I can have nothing but an absolute craving for sugar and eating tons and drinking 80ozs of apple juice in a single night and finishing off half a gallon of milk. And getting up multiple times in the night and peeing a lot. I felt rather confused and just weird and nauseated at these times.
Avatar n tn It's very annoying and scary not knowing why this is happening. I have had my sugar, blood pressure, heart, brain and other things checked with it all coming back normal. I have ear problems but I can't see how that is linked to eating everyday. It doesn't matter what I eat it happens all the time. Has anyone gotten any answers yet?
Avatar n tn Can anyone tell me why my sugar level went to 240 after eating only one small piece of candy and a handfull of pretzels? This was for lunch. I have never had a reading that high. I am 69 years old.