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Re: [IP] Signs of low blood sugar



The answer to this is simple.  The "feelings" that we get from Low's is not
really caused by the Low Blood sugar itself. It is causes by hormones
released such as adrenaline in reaction to the low BS. It has often been
described as being similar to the "flight or fight" syndrome.
Josh was not feeling his blood sugar..he was feeling adrenaline that was
released in response.
I think that is one reason why we are so prone to over treat hypo's.  A
diabetic wants to eat until he feels better, but the shakes and sweats don't
really go away until the adrenaline does.
Changing subjects somewhat, this hypo unawareness that we have is tied to
our bodies getting accustomed to lows and not releasing adrenaline in
response.
There is a flip side to this also. I remember being told by a nurse at Emory
(this was when meters were first introduced) that their patents who had been
in poor control experienced the feelings of hypoglycemia when their blood
got into normal range.-James
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Sent: Sunday, June 17, 2001 12:44 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] Signs of low blood sugar


> before and I was just wondering if others have had something similar
happen,
> where the rebound makes you get the low symptoms??!!!
>
> Sylvia
> mom to Joshua
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