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From Elk Grove, California, USA:

What is happening in your body when you are having an insulin reaction? In the past I have blacked out during reactions, and was wondering if that was normal.


The side-effects of low sugar include unconsciousness if there is not enough sugar to supply the brain with fuel, so in a sense it is normal to black out when the blood sugar drops too low.

It generally takes a few minutes after ingestion of some sugar to recover from hypoglycemia. Be careful of hypoglycemic unawareness which nowadays is becoming more and more frequent as we are aiming at the best metabolic control.


Original posting 14 Apr 1999
Posted to Hypoglycemia


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