PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What is a low sugar level?

ANSWER

A low sugar level varies. Many people's glucose won't ever fall below 60, even with prolonged fasting. When you diet or fast, the liver keeps your levels normal by turning fat and muscle into sugar. A few people's levels may fall somewhat lower.

SOURCES:

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: "Your Guide to Diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2."

American Diabetes Association: "Checking Your Blood Glucose;" "Type 2 Diabetes Complications;" and ''National Diabetes Fact Sheet 2011.''

Robertson, R. 2003. Diabetes,

Brownlee, M. 1994. Diabetes,

Wautier, J. 1994. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA,

Christiansen, J. "What Is Normal Glucose?" presentation at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting, September 13, 2006.

Fuller, J. 1980. Lancet,

Riddle, M. 1990. Diabetes Care,

Rao, S. 2004. American Family Physician,

MedlinePlus: "Hypoglycemia."

Cryer, P. 1993. American Journal of Physiology,

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 10, 2018

SOURCES:

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: "Your Guide to Diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2."

American Diabetes Association: "Checking Your Blood Glucose;" "Type 2 Diabetes Complications;" and ''National Diabetes Fact Sheet 2011.''

Robertson, R. 2003. Diabetes,

Brownlee, M. 1994. Diabetes,

Wautier, J. 1994. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA,

Christiansen, J. "What Is Normal Glucose?" presentation at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting, September 13, 2006.

Fuller, J. 1980. Lancet,

Riddle, M. 1990. Diabetes Care,

Rao, S. 2004. American Family Physician,

MedlinePlus: "Hypoglycemia."

Cryer, P. 1993. American Journal of Physiology,

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 10, 2018

NEXT QUESTION:

What do you need to do daily to lower your blood sugar if you have diabetes?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.

    Other Answers On: