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Question:

From Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA:

Once the blood sugar drops to below 80 mg/dl [4.4 mmol/L], what do you normally give a patient to increase it again?

Answer:

When blood sugar falls below 55-65 mg/dl [3.1-3.6 mmol/L] you might want to give about 15 grams of fast-acting sugar as in juices or glucose tablets in order to quickly increase it. If physical exercise is planned, to add some complex carbohydrates to stabilize blood sugar over time.

MS

[Editor's comment: See our section on hypoglycemia. SS]

DTQ-20020831120738B
Original posting 5 Sep 2002
Posted to Hypoglycemia

  
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