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Blood Sugar Level Drops after Eating

Normally blood sugar levels rise after eating.  What causes my blood sugar levels to drop after I eat?  Even if I eat candy or other sugar sweets this happens.  I experience a drop of sometimes 30-40 points.  Could this be a pancreas issue or could this be related to the bowel resectioning I had two years ago? I take no medication for diabetes.  I was only told by my gp to monitor blood sugar levels after a fasting blood sugar test was over 130.  My A1C level is 4.6.
I am a 62 year old female and currently, my health issues are the blood sugar variations, slight hypertension, Gilbert's Syndrome, and elliptocytosis hemolysis.
Thank you for your response.
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Hi,
It is quite possible that your bowel resection is playing a part here, depending on what part was resected. Post-meal relative hypoglycemia can also occur when there is a very brisk insulin rise that is somewhat mismatched to the rise in glucose--not necessarily a disease per se, and can often be helped by eating small mixed meals with a little protein, carb and fat in each meal.  If you ever have very low levels less than 50mg/dL or symptoms of fainting etc, this should be more aggressively addressed to keep you safe. There are also rare syndromes that can cause low blood sugars, and if concerned I think you should seek out an Endocrinologist for further assistance and guidance regarding the right tests to have performed.

take care.
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