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Doctor insights on: How Low Is Your Sugar Before You Die

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How low can your blood sugar go before you die?

How low can your blood sugar go before you die?

no precise answer: Most people start to "feel" the hypoglycemia at about 45-55. Symptoms are adrenaline (sweats, headache, palpitations, etc.). At a glu. ...Read more

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How long before could you die from not treating low blood sugar?

How long before could you die from not treating low blood sugar?

Depends but rare: Blood sugars below 50 can be lethal. Rapidly decreasing blood sugar can cause cardiac arrhythmia and increase risk for death. There is no simple answer to your question. Best to treat blood sugars below 80, and monitor blood sugar for trends. If you use insulin, talk to your doctor about this issue. Small frequent intake of food is a good start. Be well. ...Read more

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How does a person die from a sugar coma?

How does a person die from a sugar coma?

Multiple ways: Two variations, low blood sugar, and hyperosmolar comas including ketoacidosis. Multiple metabolic derangements affecting cardiac and brain functions, but also kidney and other internal organ issues. A superimposed infection could also be the culprit. ...Read more

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If you have diabetes can you die from too much sugar if so how much?

If you have diabetes can you die from too much sugar if so how much?

Is possible: Generally, diabetes is a chronic disease that requires lifelong medical control and lifestyle changes. More deaths come from poor long-term control than from bouts of high blood sugar. However, with a blood sugar of 600 or higher, the risk of diabetic coma due to dehydration increases. Diabetic ketoacidosis can begin with a blood sugar in the 200's and up, and is more common in type i diabetes. ...Read more

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Can a baby die if his/her blood sugar is really high?

Can a baby die if his/her blood sugar is really high?

Yes: One of the things that can occur with a high blood sugar is diabetic ketoacidosis. This can result in vomiting, dehydration, deep gasping breaths and can lead to coma. It is a medical emergency and without treatment can lead to death. ...Read more

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What happens if my sugar level is low?

What happens if my sugar level is low?

Low sugar: The usual symptoms of acute low blood sugar, hypoglycemia, are shakes, sweats, irritability, confusion, resolved quickly by ingestion of a sugar load. ...Read more

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What do you do when i have a low sugar?

What do you do when i have a low sugar?

Eat: Some people experience low sugars when they do not eat regularly and this can cause dizziness and fatigue. If you have this symptom it is best to eat regularly. You could also keep something small like a granola bar with you so that if you start feeling bad you would have something to snack on that is healthy. ...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 foods are suggested for a low sugar diet?

What foods are suggested for a low sugar diet?

Vegetables...: Healthy vegetables are a good place to start. Even some vegetables like carrots are best in moderation. Fruits, while natural can be high in sugar. ...Read more