hungry and hyperglycemic

A “citation needed” sticker makes a nice addition to any meter display.

If you’ve ever gotten the munchies when you’ve been high (blood sugar-wise, of course), you know how annoying it can be.

Doesn’t it always seem to feel like you can count on hunger to coincide with hyperglycemia, while low blood sugars seem to love sneaking up on you when you’re completely stuffed?

A recent discussion on /r/diabetes, the diabetes community of Reddit, focused on this topic and I was compelled to reply since I’ve come to know that there are certainly very real reasons for this occurrence, despite it just seeming like the ultimate practical joke of a metabolism.

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