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Can you please tell me how low blood sugar & high blood sugar differ?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Clarify the question: Your question does not make sense. The results of the test. One value is below normal and the other is above normal.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What are the symptomatic differences between low blood sugar & high blood sugar?

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 42 years experience
Low & high: Low : shakiness, swetiness, paleness, cold hands, faint feeling, may have headache, slurred speech, lost of cociousness and seizures high: thirst, urinating frequently, may have headache, sluggish, sleepy(also for low), sleepiness(also for low) warning: blood glucose meters are mainly made to detect high blood glucose since it might be a long time for you to develop symptoms from a high , .
A 47-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me if I have high blood sugar, what foods should I avoid?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Unhealthy foods: Hi. I highly recommend you get your diabetes under excellent control using the best medications available. A healthy diet will augment effective therapy, but very seldom is type 2 well controlled (at least for long) with"diet & exercise". Healthy diet: whole grains, healthy oils (olive, canola), nuts, fruits & veggies, legumes, lean meats, nonfat dairy; little or no processed (white) grains, sugar
A 33-year-old member asked:

What is the level for low blood sugar & high blood sugar?

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Dr. James Chu
Endocrinology 25 years experience
Normal sugar levels: For children and non-pregnant adults, normal blood sugar (glucose) level is considered <100 mg/dl in fasting morning state, and <140 mg/dl after a meal. Anything above these levels is considered either pre-diabetes (fasting 100-125, post-meal 140-199) or diabetes mellitus (fasting >=126, post-meal >=200 mg/dl). Low blood sugar varies depending on person, but typically is considered <60-70 mg/dl.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How to know if I have low or high blood sugar?

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Dr. Jason Stokes
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Low blood sugar: The average for blood sugar (glucose) is 80 on the low end to 120 on the high end. The only way to know your number is to check it in a clinic or with a handheld glucometer. The one problem with a random blood sugar is that your blood sugar will fluctuate throughout the day, lower before meals, higher after meals, etc. One test that can help avoid this is called HcA1C which gives an "average".

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