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A 33-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Paul Kaplowitz
Pediatric Endocrinology 46 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
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Check your blood: sugar with a glucometer.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if my blood sugar is low?

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Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 59 years experience
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.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if my blood sugar level too low?

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Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology 27 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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A 48-year-old member asked:

What should I eat when blood sugar is low?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 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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A 18-year-old member asked:

Why is my blood sugar low?

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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Several reasons: Low blood sugar can be caused by medicines, alcohol, stomach surgery, metabolic problems, and diseases of the pancreas, liver, kidneys, or adrenal glands. Need to confirm that your sugar is low and the cause to look for treament.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

What should you do when your blood sugar gets to high?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Your doctor can help: You need medical attention in case your blood sugar is high as it requires treatment to control the high sugar. If you are not known to be a diabetic, you will need to start treatment for it. In case you already have diabetes, then you know the answers as to how to seek medical help and get medication to control the sugar.
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