hmmmmm............that's werid

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General Colon Bowel
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   Posted 11/23/2007 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok, maybe someone can comment?
Went to the ER last night due to a Crohns flareup....needed pain control..........
However, I before I went in, I noticed that I could not stand up (or even sit in a chair) without getting light headed, dizzy, nauseous, hot flashy, sweaty................
This was about 6pm and I hadnt eaten all day.........had a cup of coffee in the morning, but that was it.
I figured I was getting dizzy cuz I didnt eat all day.....figured that my blood tests would show a wacky blood sugar or something........but no............everything normal, save for a slightly elevated White Cell count........
I dont get it...........If someone doesnt eat all day, shouldnt your blood sugar be all screwed up?
General Colon Bowel

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   Posted 11/23/2007 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   

The liver could have been kicking in glucose since you had not eaten all day and that was the reason for a normal reading.

It is not good to skip meals but the body will utilize the liver to perform the function to provide the sugar needed due to lack of eating.

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   Posted 11/23/2007 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
The human body is programmed to keep its functions tightly regulated within certain limits. This is called homeostasis. When you don't eat, your body is programmed to break out the nutrients you need from bodily reserves. That's why you can go all day without eating and not shut down mucha s your vehicle would if you ran out of gas. Non- diabetics are able to regulate this process without their blood glucose levels varying too much. Diabetics don't have the same metabolic control as a non- diabetic, so there may experience levels outside of normal ranges.
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   Posted 12/6/2007 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I wish I had your luck. When I did my prep for a colonoscopy about 4 AM my BS was 48. So basically I had not eaten anything all day but drank lots of water. I am still trying to make a diabetic diet work with a low fiber Crohns diet. One says eat lots of fresh veggies the other does not allow it or I have a flare then everything goes haywire. Go figure. Hope you are doing well with both.

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   Posted 12/7/2007 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Mama, When your doing your prep for a colonoscopy let your BS run a little high to keep from crashing. Me i just try and maintain a 200 and so for wil dozens of the scopes everything has been ok.

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