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A 40-year-old female asked about a 45-year-old male:

my husband's blood sugar level is 386 this morning how can he get it down quickly without insulin? can't see his dr. till june 2. he's diabetic

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Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
See a doctor: Your husband's diabetes is uncontrolled , and in my opinion he needs insulin. Call your doctor or go to urgent care.

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A 25-year-old member asked:

What can I eat/drink/take besides insulin that will quickly lower my blood sugar?

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Not recommended: In many cases, it can be dangerous to quickly lower blood glucose, even with insulin. Most of the time, if the glucose is high for a hospitalized patient we lower glucose in a slow regular fashion. It is best to eat a diet that avoids rapid increases in caloric/carbohydrate load to avoid rapid shifts in insulin, which haas many risks. Eat low glycemic index foods, small portions and "healthy".
A 41-year-old member asked:

Any way for a person with reactive hypoglycemia to raise their blood sugar quickly without an insulin response?

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Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
See below: Reactive hypogly is low glu due to ex, essive Insulin release avoid pure sugar soda candy best veg fruit complex foods avoid juicd.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How is your insulin related to your blood sugar?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Insulin lowers it: Insulin is essential for the uptake of glucose by cells from the blood. Insulin drives glucose into cells and lowers blood glucose.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How can high morning blood sugar be corrected without insulin?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
DIET, EXERCISE: And oral meds to lower sugar are the treatment of choice. At some point in time though, the only thing other than these will be insulin.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What to do if i need to increase my blood sugar level without insulin, any easy suggestions?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Why?: I am not sure where Insulin is involved in your question. Insulin decreases sugars. Your body naturally regulates your blood sugar level. There is no reason to try to increase it. If you think you have hypoglycemia, you need to be checked to see if your sugar is truly low, or whether you just have symptoms that could seem like a low sugar. True hypoglycemia is extremely rare.

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