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[IP] Re: Hypothermia with low BG's

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.)

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