Explanation of sugar crash?

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Explanation of sugar crash?

Post by poobear » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:38 pm


You always here that you shouldn't eat a lot of sugar. They are broken down very quickly, inducing much insulin production which leads to high cell intake of sugar which in turn leads to lower blood sugar levels. I hear that the final blood sugar level in the end is actually Lower than before taking the sugar, and that is the explanation why you feel More tired some time after taking sugar compared to before taking the sugar.

But why do we get a lower blood sugar level after eating the sugar, compared to before taking them? I feel that the system should be like that the final blood sugar level should be higher or equal to that before eating. We should not create so much insulin that the cells take up More sugar than we have eaten, because if so we don't end up in equilibrium.

Does anyone have much knowledge in this area? How do you explain this? When I try to Google I only end up in hypoglycemia with articles about diabetes, but I want to understand the more general principle and dynamics since it's not diabetes specific.


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Post by JackBean » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:09 pm

The problem is, that the humoral regulation is not that precise and thus the much increased sugar level leads to massive production of insulin, which in turn leads to massive uptake of sugar. However, the insulin has some life-time and for that time it's working until broken down.

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Post by sharleenreyna » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:34 am

sugar crush is very hard now i too tried in google about this..

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