Like " can be very confusing. For example, when I was very sick on one occasion, and had not eaten for 3 days, I went from a blood sugar of 71 to 700 within an hour and a half. How pancreas they said in the emergency room was first severely overworked, then it stopped for awhile. Insulin restarted it. I am still a little confused about that,as, I always thought if I did not eat at all, my blood sugar would be low the entire time--that's not what happens. I thought the body had to have protein and sugar to jump start back up again. I still have more to learn.......ANNE"