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How can i tell if my blood sugar low or high?

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Dr. Paul Kaplowitz
Pediatric Endocrinology 45 years experience
Try drinking juice: I assume you have symptoms (? feeling weak or dizzy) which you worry are related to your blood sugar. If the problem is low sugar then drinking 6-8 oz juice should relieve symptoms in 10-15 min. For high sugar the most common symptoms are drinking and urinating more than usual. You could purchase a BG meter and test strips if you want to be sure or borrow a friend or relative's, or see a doctor
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Check your blood: sugar with a glucometer.

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How can I tell if my blood sugar is low?

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Dr. Frederick Singer
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Blood sugar.: A blood sample for measurement of sugar is the only way to find out. If you have symptoms the blood should be taken at that time.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how to know if my blood sugar is to low or normal?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Finger stick: THe finger stick is best as a daily tester. Low glucose will make you sweat, feel faint lightheaded. some feel lethargic
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How can I tell if my blood sugar level too low?

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Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology 26 years experience
By measuring it: The only way to measure the level of your blood sugar is by measuing it with a blood glucose monitor. Some of the symptoms of low blood sugar are hunger, feeling shaky, dizziness, weakness, headache, irritability, sweating, poor coordination, numbness of the mouth and tongue, and eventually passing out.
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What should I eat when blood sugar is low?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Nothing: If you take medication for diabetes, 8 oz of juice or skin milk or 3 quick-dissolving glucose tablets are effective therapy. If you're not on diabetes medication, you don't have hypoglycemia, so don't take anything -- it will just perpetuate the problem. No one gets hypoglycemic without cancer, end-stage renal or liver disease, GI surgery or other medical problems.
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How can you get your blood sugar low?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Insulin: Hi. I assume you're diabetic ( I hate to assume!), but I don't know if you're type 1 or type 2, or if you're on insulin. If you're very high, insulin is the best way to get it down. Good luck!

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