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Re: [IP] Re: Hypothermia with low BG's

very interesting! It's not boring to understand what is going on in our
bodies. Do brain cells get destroyed during this process?

BBradRN wrote:
> Physiology lesson (from the CDE in the group):
> Once the adrenalin kicks in to protect the brain and maintain that glucose
> feeding to the brain cells, the blood gets shunted away from the skin and
> provides more volume to the brain cells, so you will feel cold.  If the BG is
> low enough, the area of the brain for temperature control may not be getting
> enough fuel (glucose) to maintain the sensation of being warm either.  Another
> thing going on here is the "shock" like response that also is connected to the
> increased sweating and evaporation of the sweat that adds to the feeling of
> being cold.  In any case, it is a miserable feeling.
> ( There is a lot more to this process, but I don't want to bore anyone.)
> Barbara
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