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How low is your sugar before you die

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
no precise answer: Most people start to "feel" the hypoglycemia at about 45-55. Symptoms are adrenaline (sweats, headache, palpitations, etc.). At a glu.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Depends but rare: Blood sugars below 50 can be lethal. Rapidly decreasing blood sugar can cause cardiac arrhythmia and increase risk for death. There is no simple answe... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Multiple ways: Two variations, low blood sugar, and hyperosmolar comas including ketoacidosis. Multiple metabolic derangements affecting cardiac and brain functions... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Is possible: Generally, diabetes is a chronic disease that requires lifelong medical control and lifestyle changes. More deaths come from poor long-term control th... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
Yes: One of the things that can occur with a high blood sugar is diabetic ketoacidosis. This can result in vomiting, dehydration, deep gasping breaths and ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Eat: Some people experience low sugars when they do not eat regularly and this can cause dizziness and fatigue. If you have this symptom it is best to eat ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
A simple test: Ask your doctor to order a fasting blood sugar and/or a 2 hour 2 or 4 hour glucose tolerance test. You will have your answer pretty fast.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Vegetables...: Healthy vegetables are a good place to start. Even some vegetables like carrots are best in moderation. Fruits, while natural can be high in sugar.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
It depends: If you are diabetic and your blood sugar is very low from too much insulin, drinking orange juice is a quick way to get more glucose into your system.... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Why low?: If you have diabetes or an otherwise known cause of hypoglycemia then you should be carrying the "antidote" with you at all times. Our patients with ... Read More

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