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Doctor insights on: What To Do When Your Blood Sugar Is Low You Are Insulin Dependent

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

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

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 happens to your blood sugar when you are hypoglycemic, where does the glucose go?

What happens to your blood sugar when you are hypoglycemic, where does the glucose go?

Low sugar goes?: It goes into the cells from your blood. Especially if you are taking meds for Diabetes Mellitus. Or you liver is not making enough to keep it in normal range. Your Dr. knows you best so ask your team. ...Read more

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What is insulin for if you can keep your blood sugar low by exercising and diet?

What is insulin for if you can keep your blood sugar low by exercising and diet?

Not enough: Often when someone is put on Insulin it is because there blood sugars are not able to be controlled with diet and exercise. While losing weight and regular exercise and diet can decrease and even take care of the need for insulin, it is easier said than done unfortunately. ...Read more

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What are the recommended blood sugar levels and when do you go on insulin if diagnosed with gestational diabetes?

What are the recommended blood sugar levels and when do you go on insulin if diagnosed with gestational diabetes?

Over 150: If you have been diagnosed with gdm, you can safely take glucophage (metformin) but if not controlled you would need insulin. If your readings were consistently above 150 you would need insulin. ...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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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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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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What do you feel like when your blood sugar is at different extreme levels?

What do you feel like when your blood sugar is at different extreme levels?

It varies.: Most people get symptoms with lows. These may include shakiness, heart pounding, lightheadedness, hunger, nausea, headaches, vision changes. Nighttime lows may be different with sweats, & nightmares common. Different people get different symptoms, and at different sugar levels. Highs often cause no symptoms, but may cause tiredness, cramping, thirst, large volume/frequent urination & hunger. ...Read more

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When you are pregnant and your blood pressure is low what does that mean?

When you are pregnant and your blood pressure is low what does that mean?

Pregnancy and BP: During the 1st trimester of pregnancy it is normal for your blood pressure to fall below it's normal levels. Blood pressure then slowly rises throughout the remainder of the pregnancy. If your BP becomes elevated at any time during pregnancy, this may be a sign of preeclampsia, and you should see your OB immediately. ...Read more

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How do you know if your blood sugar is low ?

How do you know if  your blood sugar is low ?

Check out this link: God bless u! http://www.Medicinenet.Com/script/main/mobileart.Asp?Articlekey=392.

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What should you feel like when your blood sugar is at different levels?

It depends: Upon how high or low and the speed at which the sugar changes and the reason for the change. Check w/ diabetes.Org for more info. ...Read more

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What can you do when you are disoriented from low blood sugar?

What can you do when you are disoriented from low blood sugar?

Low blood sugar: Without delay, please go as soon as possible to your primary doctor or to an Endocrinologist! ...Read more

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What are the signs when you get a low blood iron level?

See details: Fatigue is the most common sign. If your anemia is mild, you may have no symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do when blood sugar goes down to 26? When blood sugar is this low what should be done?

What to do when blood sugar goes down to 26? When blood sugar is this low what should be done?

If you have: Diabetes and your blood sugar is low (<70) a gel or 3 quick-disolving glucose tablets, or 8 oz. Of skim milk or juice will increase it appropriately. Wait 15 minutes and retest. Repeat if still under 70. You are only trying to get it above 70. Do not use food to treat low sugar. If not diabetes, sugar result was incorrect, probably a finger stick. Glucose doesn't drop to 26. Body won't let it. ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel shaky and tired with normal blood sugar levels if you are use to having high blood sugar?

Is it possible to feel shaky and tired with normal blood sugar levels if you are use to having high blood sugar?

Yes: It takes time for your boby to adjust to a normal sugar level. That's why we always recommend a gradual approach rather than a quick fix. ...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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Insulin (Definition)

A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of ...Read more