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What is a good hypoglycemia treatment?

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Dr. Charles A Bryant
Endocrinology 49 years experience
Low sugar: Low blood sugar - defined as a glucose test result <70 is frequently the first sign of developing diabetes. You need to see your doctor for an evaluation - check you finger stick blood glucose before and 2 hours after meals for a pattern of highs or lows. Try and decrease simple carbs like starches in diet and eat more protein - try 5 small meal/d rather than 3 large.
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
No: In my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of reactive hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if you're overweight the symptoms are a natural response to your glucose level returning to normal. A glucose tolerance test (if you've had one) is not and never will be a valid diagnostic test for hypoglycemia. Don't waste your money o GTT or any fad diets of treatments. Lose wt if heavy.

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