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A 17-year-old female asked:

I took a blood sugar test due to having symptoms related to hypoglycemia for several months. it was 69mg/dl, is this low? what should i do now?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
33 years experience
Not low blood sugar: Nope. That's stone-cold normal. Are you diabetic or obese? Unless you're on Insulin (or a few other drugs) for diabetes, hypoglycemia is very, very rare, and usually due to an insulin-producing tumor in the pancreas. "Hypoglycemia" used to be a common fad diagnosis, but it isn't a real diagnosis in those cases, and those people's symptoms have nothing to do with blood sugar levels. Look elsewhere!
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