if you're diabetic, does blood sugar go up if you don't eat for a long amount of time?
Posted 3 years ago in Diabetes by FlyPhantom
Mine does. The liver converts its glycogen stores to glucose when you don't eat, but because you're diabetic, you don't have enough accessible insulin to keep blood sugar level.
If I don't eat for a long time, I get low blood sugar. I can't skip meals without feeling completely lousy afterward..
Diabetes * Glucose is the energy giver in the blood though blood contains some other sugar components like fructose, lactose, galactose etc apart from glucose. * The blood sugar content should be 80-120mg % with all the other sugar components including glucose(this is the blood test advised by the doctors). Only glucose in the blood should be 80-100mg% (doctors rarely advise this). * After taking the food if glucose and other sugar components increase in blood, a hormone called insulin brings down their level. Whoever doesnt have this insulin or malfunctioning, the reduction of blood glucose is affected resulting in high glucose in the blood leading to diabetes. * To save the body from excess glucose the kidneys release part of it through urine. To compensate the loss of water, one feels thirsty. * Cells need energy through glucose. Insulin hormone makes the glucose reach the cells. In case malfunctioning of Insulin, cells cannot get glucose, hence no energy resulting in weakness. Weakness is another symptom. * When glucose couldnt reach the cells, cells are starving resulting in hunger. The patient feels excess of hunger. Excessive hunger is another symptom. * Glucose is extracted mostly by the carbohydrates. Due to the malfunctioning of insulin hormone, as glucose is not reached to the cells through insulin, the body prepares glucose from proteins and fats leading to Metabolic Disorder. * How the malfunctioning of insulin hormone occurs? When you take glycemic food intake, you need a measure of glucose, and glucose needs insulin to help it get into cells. If you have been consuming too much high glycemic foods, too much glucose too often will result in the blood, causing the pancreas to produce more insulin that ultimately desensitized the cell gateway that let glucose in, and also burns out the beta cells in the pancreas.The Stevia herb has been shown to help sensitize the cell gateway again, and stimulate insulin production. When these metabolic processes are being supported, then blood sugar has a chance to stabilize and calm down the system. Organic stevia herbal leaf powder is better than normal.
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