Hypoglycemia unawareness.

Johnben or JB.
By Johnben or JB. Latest Reply 2011-04-03 16:43:49 -0500
Started 2011-04-03 16:06:35 -0500

Hypoglycemia unawareness.

I told you that after my April on the Amazone affair, I would put my nose to the grindstone. I needed a change from dreaming about 20 feet long crocodiles and my less than 6 feet tall body that would fit into a hollow molar of one of these beast, it was time for a change.

When your blood glucose goes too low, such as when you use too much insulin, your body releases hormones that counteract this.
Some of these hormones cause the symptoms of low blood glucose, such as shaking and sweating.

However when your blood glucose levels are chronically low , these hormones are't released until your blood glucose level goes extremely low. Because of this, you don't know when your blood glucose level is starting to go low. This is called hypoglycemia unawarenes.

When, however, you do reach these very low blood glucose levels, your body floods your bloodstream with insulin-opposing hormones.
Your blood glucose now goes too high. Thus, your blood glucose levels swing from high to low and "brittle diabetes" occurs.

I had to read this over a couple of times to know what they talk about. I know that all of you are far smarter than the average bear.
I hope this is of interest.

JB, just got back from crocodile land.

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GabbyPA 2011-04-03 16:43:49 -0500 Report

You know, you could still at least make a fake post card and post it for us....you are so funny.

Now about the condition you are speaking of, that is one that I was trying to get people to share about. Diabetes doesn't just come in a type 1 or type 2 neat little package. These variables are so important for us to be aware of, not just for us, but to make sure we are able to help those around us.

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