Gluco-neo-genesis directly translates as "making new sugar". This process occurs in the liver, at the beginning of a ketogenic diet or fasting in response to a reduction of glucose in the tanks. It's crazy that your body can make glucose, without you actually having to eat any carbs or sugar!
It is also interesting to note that too much protein can trigger gluconeogenesis, so keep your proteins adequate, not too much is key.
Gluconeogenesis a totally normal process, this process also occurs at night to keep us asleep!