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What can be done to treat hypoglycemia?

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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Hypoglycemia

Consider taking 200 micrograms of chromium picolinate daily, which can aid in normalizing your blood sugar.
However, it is best to avoid eating any kind of simple sugars, including white sugar, brown sugar, fructose, corn syrup and sugars from fruit juices. Frequent smaller meals high in protein are better for your hypoglycemia. Hope this helps you!

In brief: Hypoglycemia

Consider taking 200 micrograms of chromium picolinate daily, which can aid in normalizing your blood sugar.
However, it is best to avoid eating any kind of simple sugars, including white sugar, brown sugar, fructose, corn syrup and sugars from fruit juices. Frequent smaller meals high in protein are better for your hypoglycemia. Hope this helps you!
Dr. Kevin Daus
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Dr. Bryan Levey
I particularly agree that frequent, small meals are an excellent way to avoid hypoglycemic episodes.
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Hypoglycemia

It depends on the cause.
True hypoglycemia -- recurrent blood glucose < 70 (especially less than 55) requires evaluation if you are not on blood glucose lowering medication.

In brief: Hypoglycemia

It depends on the cause.
True hypoglycemia -- recurrent blood glucose < 70 (especially less than 55) requires evaluation if you are not on blood glucose lowering medication.
Dr. Brad Eilerman
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Dr. Charles Glueck
Clinical Lipidology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Check insulin levels

In patients without type 2 diabetes, hypoglycemia is often due to hyperinsulinemia.
Get a measure of fasting serum Insulin and cpeptide. If these are high, a low glycemic index diet coupled with glucophage (metformin) 2 g per day to reduce Insulin resistance often ameliorates hypoglycemia.

In brief: Check insulin levels

In patients without type 2 diabetes, hypoglycemia is often due to hyperinsulinemia.
Get a measure of fasting serum Insulin and cpeptide. If these are high, a low glycemic index diet coupled with glucophage (metformin) 2 g per day to reduce Insulin resistance often ameliorates hypoglycemia.
Dr. Charles Glueck
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