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How can I tell if my blood sugar is low?

How can I tell if my blood sugar is low?

Blood sugar.: A blood sample for measurement of sugar is the only way to find out. If you have symptoms the blood should be taken at that time. ...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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Why do I not feel when my blood sugar is low I fuction at 35 just as I would 90 and is there anything I can do ?

Why do I not feel when my blood sugar is low I fuction at 35 just as I would 90 and is there anything I can do ?

Have less lows: I assume u have diabetes & r on meds. When patients have frequent low sugars, they stop getting warning signs - palpitations, sweating, tremors- &don't have symptoms until their sugar is dangerously low, then get confused and pass out. By letting the sugars run a little high for a while, the hypoglycemic awareness comes back. Also consider a continuous glucose sensor. Make sure ur meter is right. ...Read more

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If my blood sugar is low to normal, can I stop using my diabetic medication?

If my blood sugar is low to normal, can I stop using my diabetic medication?

Maybe, maybe not: Early diabetes can be controlled with good diet/exercise and healthy wt loss. If you are only on pills and has been working hard at losing wt, eating healthy, and exercising regularly, there is a good chance you can go off your medicine, at least for some time. Not sure what you are taking, but it is likely keeping your sugar lower. I would suggest follow up with doc to discuss it. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am in my twenties and slim-built. Should I eat late at night if I feel like my blood sugar is low?

I am in my twenties and slim-built. Should I eat late at night if I feel like my blood sugar is low?

See your doctor: If you think you have trouble with low blood sugar you really need to be evaluated by your physician. Treating what feels like low blood sugar without really knowing what's going on doesn't address the problem. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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If my blood sugar is low what do I eat to get it up and if its high what do I eat to get it down? I eat 6 small balanced meals/ snacks daily.

If my blood sugar is low what do I eat to get it up and if its high what do I eat to get it down? I eat 6 small balanced meals/ snacks daily.

Protein: You need to eat a balance of protein to carbs when you feel like this. The meditaranian diet follows this. 30%fat, 30% protein, 40% carbohydrates will decrease the Insulin demand on the pancrease (pancrelipase) and decrease the hypoglycemic response. ...Read more

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If my blood sugar is low how long would it last? mines been three days of shaking very bad which I do when I'm in pain, or could it be neuropathy

How low is low?: Hypoglycemia (low sugar) can result in shakiness. However, having low blood sugar in a non-diabetic is generally due to lack of eating adequately. I notice you didn't put down diabetes as a condition. Are you not eating properly? I doubt your shakiness is due to any neuropathy. You asked the other day about telling between shaking from muscle weakness in the legs vs. neuropathy as well. ...Read more

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I have low blood pressure, low iron and my blood sugar is low. What causes this?

I have low blood pressure, low iron and my blood sugar is low. What causes this?

Not sure: Not sure what you have, but starvation could cause all 3. Are you on a special diet? Chronic blood loss (eg heavy periods) would cause the first 2. Finally, chronic pancreatitis could cause all 3 - do you have abdominal pain? ...Read more

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I'm throwing up and diabetic my blood sugar is low, but I can't keep anything down. No juice or food I just throw it back up, my blood sugar is 45 help ?

I'm throwing up and diabetic my blood sugar is low, but I can't keep anything down. No juice or food I just throw it back up, my blood sugar is 45 help ?

EMS ASAP: Call ems. Don't try to drive. They can give you glucose prior to arriving in er. Don't take insulin. If you have glucose gel, can try that. Stay seated so you don't hurt yourself if you faint. ...Read more

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My blood sugar is low and i am dyhydrated most of the time, my lips get white, i feel dizzy and i have headache. Fast heart beats. Anixiety.

My blood sugar is low  and i am dyhydrated most of the time, my lips get white, i feel dizzy and i have headache. Fast heart beats. Anixiety.

Low blood sugar: Is not from anxiety although it can produce mood swings and other symptoms. Please see your doctor for treatment. Peace and good health. If you also have significant anxiety please see a mental health professional for stress management training. ...Read more