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What do you use to treat hypoglycemia?

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Dr. James Chu
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Treat or prevent?

When one has hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar (typically <70 mg/dl), the optimal treatment is to use a fast-absorbing quickly digested sugar (such as glucose tablets, orange juice, etc), so that one recovers quickly.
If recurrent hypoglycemia occurs due to use of Insulin or other diabetes drugs, then you should talk to your doctor about adjusting those medication doses so to avoid hypoglycemia.

In brief: Treat or prevent?

When one has hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar (typically <70 mg/dl), the optimal treatment is to use a fast-absorbing quickly digested sugar (such as glucose tablets, orange juice, etc), so that one recovers quickly.
If recurrent hypoglycemia occurs due to use of Insulin or other diabetes drugs, then you should talk to your doctor about adjusting those medication doses so to avoid hypoglycemia.
Dr. James Chu
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine

In brief: 4 reactive hypoglyce

Eat only meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry and low starch veggies, drink only water. In other words avoid all carbs, carbs will only briefly raise your sugar levels and then your Insulin levels.
The fats in the meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry will act like a "log on your metabolic fire" to keep your blood sugar stable for hours without raising insulin.

In brief: 4 reactive hypoglyce

Eat only meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry and low starch veggies, drink only water. In other words avoid all carbs, carbs will only briefly raise your sugar levels and then your Insulin levels.
The fats in the meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry will act like a "log on your metabolic fire" to keep your blood sugar stable for hours without raising insulin.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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