Lecture 10- Hypoglycemia - Lecture10:Hypoglycemia...

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Lecture 10: Hypoglycemia  21/01/2010 12:09:00 Treatment for Diabetes  Small, frequent meals  Eat foods with low glycemic index  o Problematic  Eat a high soluble fiber diet  Don't eat carbs by itself  Type I Diabetes -Insulin  Type II Diabetes –Oral hypoglycemics  Lose Weight  Exercise Low levels of Blood Glucose can lead to light-headedness, sympathetic, and  eventual fainting. Pancreas contains cells Alpha cells -> glucagon Beta cells -> insulin Delta cells -> somatostatin  o Reduces response to insulin and glucagon Glucagon helps increase blood glucose level Converts glycogen -> glucose Blood Glucose control  High levels = insulin initiated  Low levels = glucagon initiated After 1.5 hours, glucose level starts to elevate
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Other ways to elevate Blood Glucose level Gluconeogenisis  o Amino acid -> glucose 
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