From Fullerton, California, USA:
My father has diabetes and his blood sugar is staying around 67. What can I do to bring it up? He eats three meals a day plus snacks. I do give him orange juice but that has not helped. Can you help me with any suggestions?
I would say if your father has low blood sugar symptoms at blood sugars of 67 you need to call the doctor and discuss a medication adjustment. You do not mention if your father is on insulin or oral medications. Another suggestion might be to give him 4 oz. of juice and follow it up in 10 or 15 minutes with a starch and protein snack such as peanut butter and crackers.
I think a call to his physician might be the best route to go.
Original posting 9 Jun 1999
Posted to Hypoglycemia
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:04
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2017. Comments and Feedback.