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Sat Jun 14 13:06:50 EDT 2014

Could a T.I.A. on the left side of the brain couses the body to use simple & complexes suger ?
Asked By: floydreckard60  
Category: Type 2

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The T.I.A. happened June 5 2014 it was a small one my right side went all tingle & nume with some weaks on the right side. Around the third week my BS all low to fasting suger was 42, before every meal low too. I am on the pump have type 2.
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2014-07-21 12:53:53.0

Hello,

Thanks for asking dLife.

I am glad that you are getting better.

The body only uses one kind of sugar: blood glucose. The sugar found in food and the sugar circulating in the blood can cause some confusion.

Carbohydrates in foods include sugars and starches. Starches are considered complex carbohydrates.

When food is digested, carbohydrates are converted into sugars. The sugars are absorbed into the blood stream. The body uses glucose circulating the blood for energy.

Your low blood glucose readings may be due to a mismatch in food intake and insulin. You might have had more insulin than required for the amount of food eaten. Your diabetes care team can assist you in adjusting your basal-bolus rate on your insulin pump.

Read about carbohydrate management.

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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