The Health Consequences of Low Blood Sugar

March 21st, 2012|Categories: Hey Doc|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Hey Doc… I find that there are certain times of the day that I can’t keep my eyes open.  Can anything be done?                                                                                                                 -S.L. in Cathedral City- Dear S.L., What you are experiencing is hypoglycemia – a low blood sugar.  Anytime insulin levels go up, blood sugars go down.  Insulin peaks between 3 and 4 PM, when people are in a car, and after eating.  These are the classic times that people will get sleepy. The brain uses more sugar than any other part of the body and the primary fuel that it uses is sugar.  This is [...]