A 42-year-old member asked:
Could oj be used to boost ur blood sugar if hypoglycemic symptoms begin?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Yes: 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.
5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 10, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.