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How do you know if your blood sugar is low ?

How do you know if  your blood sugar is low ?

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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 you do when your blood sugar gets to high?

What should you do when your blood sugar gets to high?

Your doctor can help: You need medical attention in case your blood sugar is high as it requires treatment to control the high sugar. If you are not known to be a diabetic, you will need to start treatment for it. In case you already have diabetes, then you know the answers as to how to seek medical help and get medication to control the sugar. ...Read more

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How can you feel when your blood sugar is high?

How can you feel when your blood sugar is high?

It depends: There are varying degrees of high blood sugar. When it is moderately high, you may feel fine other than some weakness etc and more frequent urination. If it is very high it can lead to a condition called diabetic ketoacidosis where can cause dehydration, kidney failure and death if not treated in a timely manner. ...Read more

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What can you do when your blood sugar level is 397?

What can you do when your blood sugar level is 397?

See a doctor: A blood sugar level of 397 is considered high and needs to be taken seriously. Please see a doctor and follow their advise. You may need to be placed on medication. Don't wait to take care of this. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if my blood sugar is to low or normal?

Can you tell me how to know if my blood sugar is to low or normal?

Finger stick: THe finger stick is best as a daily tester. Low glucose will make you sweat, feel faint lightheaded. some feel lethargic ...Read more

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I wanted to know when you have type 1 diabetes, how come it matters if your blood sugar is high?

I wanted to know when you have type 1 diabetes, how come it matters if your blood sugar is high?

Toxic effects: If glucose (sugar) is circulating in your blood at high levels, it begins to have a toxic effect on the cells of the body, including nerve cells, the lens and other tissues of the eye.Over time, you can look forward to loosing sensation in your great toes, forefoot, legs below the knees etc.These will be amputated over time.You are likely to go blind, loose your kidney function. Sounds interesting. ...Read more

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How do you know if your iron level is too low?

How do you know if your iron level is too low?

Blood work: Need cbc, ferritin, transferin and serum iron. These will be off in varying degrees to make diagnosis. More common in women of reproductive yrs because of menses. ...Read more

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How do you if your sugar is high or low?

A simple test: Ask your doctor to order a fasting blood sugar and/or a 2 hour 2 or 4 hour glucose tolerance test. You will have your answer pretty fast. ...Read more

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What can I do to not get low blood sugar?

What can I do to not get low blood sugar?

Do you have low suga: The body naturally adjusts the blood levels of sugar, mainly glucose. If you have low blood glucose, you should be investigated to determine the cause and treat the cause. Otherwise, in a healthy person, usual balanced diet is sufficient to maintain normal blood sugar levels. ...Read more

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What to do if i know your blood sugar levels drop on your period but is 42 too much of a drop?

If it was a : Finger-stick glucose, forget it- it's not accurate at low levels. Your body doesn't allow glucose to drop too low unless you are on therapy for diabetes, or have cancer, kidney or liver disease, prior GI surgery, etc. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood sugar. is it diabetes?

What to do if I have high blood sugar. is it diabetes?

High Blood Sugar: You need to see a physician to see if you could benefit from a prescription medicine for this. Besides that, know that type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle disease. Cut your carbs! Start exercising! Eat a teaspoon of cinnamon every day. Lose weight! Stop all sweeteners and all sugars and all carbs other than non-starchy vegetables. ...Read more

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What do you do when you have type 2 diabetes and you have low blood sugar levels?

What do you do when you have type 2 diabetes and you have low blood sugar levels?

Eat something: If you have a hypoglycemic episode, the following is reasonable: 1.) check your blood sugar (to document the low blood sugar) 2.) take 1/2 cup of orange juice. Alternatives are glucose tabs, glucagon injections, hard candy, etc. Just try not to over-do it. 3.) eat a meal. If this is recurrent, please discuss with your doctor as your medications/insulin likely needs to be adjusted. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you are diabetic, how can you tell when your blood sugar levels are low?

By checking: With your glucose monitor. Do not trust symptoms, as they are unreliable. Always check your blood sugar if you have any questions or concerns! ...Read more

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Just what can I do to keep blood sugar low enough to safe levels?

Just what can I do to keep blood sugar low enough to safe levels?

No secret formula: Eat a healthy well balanced diet including a variety of fruits and vegetables, while limiting sweets, and avoiding empty calories (soda, candy, high fructose corn syrup). Get regular moderate aerobic exercise at least 150 min per week; with two days/week of resistance exercises. Get adequate high quality sleep (average adult needs 7-9hrs/nght) Relax! Find healthy outlets to stress. ...Read more

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

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

Not to be trite, but: Check your blood sugar. Am I missing something here? Talk with your doctor. If you're diabetic, chances are very good you have a blood glucose meter. So check your blood sugar! ...Read more

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How to know when do you personally start noticing symptoms of low blood sugar?

How to know when do you personally start noticing symptoms of low blood sugar?

Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar is potentially dangerous. The rate of fall and the cause of fall (like excess Insulin after a heavy meal) are important factors. Most patients notice low sugar symptoms at 65, and a blood sugar below 80 should be monitored closely. Okay to check with your doc about your symptoms and treatments. ...Read more

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If you are hyperglycemic what foods can you eat when your blood sugar is high?

Treatment: You need to discuss with your doctor. You may need to have your medication adjusted. High blood sugars are exacerbated by anything with calories if not properly treated. Anything without calories won't affect your blood sugar directly. However, your liver will continue to manufacture an abnormal amount of glucose without proper treatment. ...Read more