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What is the best treatment for babys low blood sugar?

What is the best treatment for babys low blood sugar?

See Below: You should not be treating a low blood sugar. Has this been evaluated and diagnosed? This is something that needs to be addressed by a provider. ...Read more

Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


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What should I give an infant with low blood sugar?

What should I give an infant with low blood sugar?

A diagnosis!: Because hypoglycemia is dangerous for a developing brain, it is critical to get a diagnosis and treatment for an infant who has hypoglycemia. If the infant is having low blood sugars please have the baby evaluated by the pediatrician asap. Metabolic disease, pituitary gland problems, hyperinsulinemia are a few possibilities. Treatment depends on diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm not sure but is hypoglycemia/low blood sugar hereditary?

I'm not sure but is hypoglycemia/low blood sugar hereditary?

Are you on insulin?: Hi. Unless you take insulin or have a vanishingly rare genetic syndrome, your "hypoglycemia" is not real, and has nothing to do with blood sugar. Unfortunately, "hypoglycemia" is a very popular self diagnosis, but it is not true hypoglycemia and has nothing to do with your blood sugar. Diabetes can be hereditary, and if treated with insulin, that would be true hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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I took a blood sugar test due to having symptoms related to hypoglycemia for several months. It was 69mg/dL, is this low? What should I do now?

I took a blood sugar test due to having symptoms related to hypoglycemia for several months. It was 69mg/dL, is this low? What should I do now?

Not low blood sugar: Nope. That's stone-cold normal. Are you diabetic or obese? Unless you're on Insulin (or a few other drugs) for diabetes, hypoglycemia is very, very rare, and usually due to an insulin-producing tumor in the pancreas. "Hypoglycemia" used to be a common fad diagnosis, but it isn't a real diagnosis in those cases, and those people's symptoms have nothing to do with blood sugar levels. Look elsewhere! ...Read more

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Is the "phenomenon of craving" that alcoholics describe be simply hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)?

Appetite: Alcohol affects the liver and is a toxin to the liver. The liver regulates blood sugar through the products it makes. Also low blood sugar or blood sugars that are dropping rapidly drive appetite. So it is possible the alcohol is contributing to metabolic stresses. Best to get help with any addiction. ...Read more

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Do abnormally low blood sugar levels mean I have hypoglycemia?

Do abnormally low blood sugar levels mean I have hypoglycemia?

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. ...Read more

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Would an ordinary blood test catch low blood sugar/hypoglycemia?

Would an ordinary blood test catch low blood sugar/hypoglycemia?

Only if it is tested: Your doctor has to request the test for blood sugar and indicate if it is fasting or random blood sugar level. Most testing doe snot include blood sugar unless the doctor orders a complete metabolic panel of tests. ...Read more

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Help please. Could an ordinary "blood test" catch low blood sugar/hypoglycemia?

Help please. Could an ordinary "blood test" catch low blood sugar/hypoglycemia?

Yes: If the sample is obtained when the blood sugar is low and collected and run appropriately (in a hospital lab) it can be diagnostic for hypoglycemia. Tests can also be done for causes. Other ways to look for low sugars include continuous glucose monitoring systems and hemoglobin a1c that evaluates average blood sugar over time. Glucose meters are not usually useful in diagnosing hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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How is hypoglycemia diagnosed? How low does blood sugar have to be to be hypoglycemic

See dr. for exam: Mostly clinically.Patient fasts over night and test for low blood sugar and assess hypoglycemic symptoms,heart palpitations,shakiness, axiety, sweating, hunger, tingling around mouth etc.Symptoms disappearing with elevating blood sugar level.Diabetic too much insulin.Reactive hypoglycemia after meals because body produces excess insulin.Excessive alcohol, rare pancreatic tumor,adrenal disorders. ...Read more