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how simple is it to get low blood sugar?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Depends on what drug: Hi. That totally depends on what drug(s) you're being treated with. I'm gonna go out on a limb and presume you're a diabetic. If you're on insulin, it's easy to get hypoglycemic, especially if you're type 1. If you're type 2 on any combination of metformin, a GLP-1 drug, a DPP4 inhibitor, an SGLT2 inhibitor, it's hard to get too low; insulin easy, sulfonylurea drug possible but not super easy.

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Do abnormally low blood sugar levels mean I have hypoglycemia?

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Yes.: Hypoglycemia is abnormally low blood sugar levels. Though laboratories have different cut-offs, usually a blood sugar less than 70 mg/dl is considered low. Normally, the body regulates blood sugar to prevent extremely high or low blood sugar. There are some serious and some not so serious causes for hypoglycemia, and a thorough evaluation with appropriate testing is in order.
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Can low blood sugar cause a person to act "disattached" and not have a good understanding of theirsurroundings?

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Yes: Low blood sugar can make you confused and not aware of what's going on around you. In severe cases, it can make someone pass out completely. The only way to prove this is to check the blood sugar with a glucometer.
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What can I eat to help low blood sugar?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Many ways: Eat a balanced diet. Eat more frequently. Eat less refined sugars and include more protein and perhaps fat. Don't miss meals and stay away from colas, candy, pastries and other such sweets. A 6 time a day meal plan that includes a mixture of complex carbohydrates, protein, fat and fiber are good for you. If you have recurring problems, see your pcp and perhaps a nutritionist/dietician/ get ck.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of a low blood sugar?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Low blood sugar: Symptoms are, tremors, sweating, anxiety, tachycardia, mental status chanes, coma and rarely death.
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Can low blood sugar cause someone to become comatose?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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If low enough: Yes. The brain relies on glucose for fuel. If glucose is too low it can harm the brain in serious ways.

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