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Medical Can lactose cause hypoglycemia?

  1. Sep 23, 2011 #1
    Lactose has a huge insulinemic index for its glycemic index.* Since insulin lowers blood sugar and the glycemic index is a measurement of how fast a glycemic load raises blood sugar, could lactose cause hypoglycemia?

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  3. Sep 24, 2011 #2
    This thread caught my interest because I have a problem with drowsiness and its been suggested that I may have hypoglycemia and this drowsiness seems to come on after I eat dairy products. Drowsiness isn't one of the symptoms normally associated with lactose intolerance but its the main symptom I seem to get after eating dairy.
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