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How can a doctor tell the difference between hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sugar levels

Hypo- too low. Hyper- too high blood tests will tell you/ your doctor.

In brief: Sugar levels

Hypo- too low. Hyper- too high blood tests will tell you/ your doctor.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It's easy

As they are totally different and can be easily distinguished by blood testing.
By the way, almost no one has hypoglycemia unless they are on diabetes medication, or have cancer, end stage renal or liver disease, or prior GI surgery. Hyperglycemia and diabetes, on the other hand, are far too common and getting more frequent each year.

In brief: It's easy

As they are totally different and can be easily distinguished by blood testing.
By the way, almost no one has hypoglycemia unless they are on diabetes medication, or have cancer, end stage renal or liver disease, or prior GI surgery. Hyperglycemia and diabetes, on the other hand, are far too common and getting more frequent each year.
Dr. David Sneid
Dr. David Sneid
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: By measuring

By measuring blood glucose levels and a good medical history.

In brief: By measuring

By measuring blood glucose levels and a good medical history.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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