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How can i increase my blood glucose levels if i have to fast?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Carlo Contreras answered

Specializes in Surgical Oncology

Glucose infusion: You could infuse glucose via an iv. If your fast allows it, you can drink a sugary beverage. If you are fasting for a particular medical test, check with your doctor to see what is permissible.

Answered 1/25/2012


Dr. Alan Kelly answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Fasting w/ diabetes: It can be a problem. If you drop into sig. Hypoglycemia then your only option is to eat or drink some glucose (sugar). Or you could use a Glucagon pen. But we save that for severe hypoglycemia. Your best bet is to reduce your Insulin doses or diabetic meds the night before to prevent the lows in the first place. Or ask your doctor if a direct, non-fasting LDL cholesterol is an option.

Answered 6/25/2014



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