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How Low Is Your Sugar Before You Die
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
For the past week ive had an overwhelming thirst. Worried that its diabetes. Have been tested before. Sugars mainly ok but sometimes on the low side?
Why is my fasting blood sugar so high in the morning even though i ate low carbb the night before?
High AM glucose: The dawn rise of glucose (g) is part of the body's "getting ready for the day. It does this by secreting more cortisol and growth hormone. The liver also releases g "getting ready for the day, raising g. People on on Insulin (i) can time its dose to peak closer to the morning hours. Those not on i can take metformin to lower the levels of g secreted by liver. These actions can reduce your high g. ...Read more
Depends upon: How quickly it drops. Answer is extremely variable. I have had patients with glucoses as low as "0" on a lab sugar who were still alert and communicating. Most often, your body will raise your sugar back to normal before any severe damage is done, unless you're on diabetes medication such as insulin. ...Read more
My sugar has been running low .I have been told I am not diabetic how low should it get before i seek medical attn. It was 49 when i ck it.Feel weak .
Check with your doc: You want to check early. Discuss with your doc asap. ...Read more
What is the ideal sugar level before, during, and after a long run? How do you prevent sugar low during the run? Any advice on glucose tablet dosage?
Questions: Do you have diabetes? Treatment with oral meds or insulin? In our Insulin dependent kids, we lower Insulin ahead of time and often for hours later. We always ask them to carry glucose tablets or some other form of fast acting glucose and to stay well-hydrated. We also help to modify before and after meals if necessary. Most important: medication adjustment which has to be done by you & doctor. ...Read more
What would be a good snack to eat right before going to bed to prevent your sugar from going low ?
Can you experience low blood sugar in the mornings without being hypoglycaemic or diabetic if you dont eat enough the night before?
Possible: Due to dawn phenomenon or somogyi phenomenon which could be physiological. ...Read more
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