- As your blood glucose starts to rise after a meal, the pancreas responds by releasing insulin. The insulin moves the glucose out of the bloodstream and into the cells to be used for energy. This prevents blood glucose from getting too high.
- When your blood glucose gets low -- as can happen when you don't eat for a while -- the liver responds by releasing extra glucose into your bloodstream.
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Intermountain Registered Dietitians, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered on behalf of Intermountain HealthcareBlood glucose levels naturally vary. They rise after a meal, then go down as the body uses up the glucose provided by the food. Here's how it normally works: