Wednesday, May 24, 2006


What is Hypoglycemia?

Hypoglycemia is when a person experiences an abnormally low level of sugar in their blood.

For a regular person, this occurs when they consume a large amount of sugar quickly that overloads their body with sugar. The body then produces too much insulin to overcome the quick rise in blood sugars, causing it to drop beyond a normal blood sugar level.

In Type 1 Diabetics, Hypoglycemia occurs in similar way. The difference with Type 1 Diabetics is they control how much insulin has been given. When a person with diabetes injects insulin, they give an amount of insulin to cover the amount of food they will intake.

If they give more insulin than required for the food they will eat, a Hypoglycemic reaction will occur where the sugar levels drop low.

Learn the symptoms of hypoglycemia in my next post.

Michael Kralj
Sump Pump Installation Tips available in my other web site.


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