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Eating the right carbohydrates can help stop hypoglycemia

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Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:06 am, Wed Nov 14, 2012.

Hypoglycemia is a condition that occurs when blood sugar, or glucose, is too low, which means it’s below 70mg/dL. Blood sugar below this level is harmful, and I’ve had a few questions lately that inspired clarifying the role carbohydrates play in treating and avoiding hypoglycemic episodes.

Glucose is an important fuel for our bodies and the primary fuel for our brains. After eating carbohydrates, and to a lesser degree protein, the end of digestion results in glucose absorbed into the blood stream. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas, and it moves the glucose from the blood into the body’s cells where it is metabolized for energy. When your body’s glucose is used up too quickly, or glucose is released into the bloodstream too slowly, or too much insulin is released into the bloodstream, low-blood sugar can occur.

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