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A 31-year-old member asked:

i might have low blood sugar so how can i increase my low blood sugar?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Best to know: Before you try to increase your blood sugar, make sure you know what your blood sugar is. If you are diabetic, then finger stick with your glucose monitor. If you are not diabetic, then go see your doc for labs and exam. Low blood sugars can be dangerous, so proper diagnosis first. Then treatment. Be well.

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A 25-year-old member asked:

Do abnormally low blood sugar levels mean I have hypoglycemia?

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Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli answered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Yes.: Hypoglycemia is abnormally low blood sugar levels. Though laboratories have different cut-offs, usually a blood sugar less than 70 mg/dl is considered low. Normally, the body regulates blood sugar to prevent extremely high or low blood sugar. There are some serious and some not so serious causes for hypoglycemia, and a thorough evaluation with appropriate testing is in order.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

Can low blood sugar cause a person to act "disattached" and not have a good understanding of theirsurroundings?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: Low blood sugar can make you confused and not aware of what's going on around you. In severe cases, it can make someone pass out completely. The only way to prove this is to check the blood sugar with a glucometer.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

Low blood sugar. What causes it?

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Dr. Alvin Fried
Diabetology 64 years experience
Glucose metabolism: There are different forms of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). The most common is called reactive hypoglycemia in which the sugar rises high and then dips low a few hours later. My personal view is that this is an early stage in the development of diabetes. If you go the exercise and diet route this is not a high risk, however. A six meal, low carb diet is best.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

What can I eat to help low blood sugar?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Many ways: Eat a balanced diet. Eat more frequently. Eat less refined sugars and include more protein and perhaps fat. Don't miss meals and stay away from colas, candy, pastries and other such sweets. A 6 time a day meal plan that includes a mixture of complex carbohydrates, protein, fat and fiber are good for you. If you have recurring problems, see your pcp and perhaps a nutritionist/dietician/ get ck.
A 23-year-old member asked:

What can I do for my low blood sugar without going to a doctor?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Fat & protein: Eat a high protein, high fat diet. Minimize simple sugars and alcohol. You can eat some complex carbohydrates. When you cut down on sugar you'll release less Insulin and have less wide fluctuations in blood sugar.

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