Low bloodsugar

By rtgerro Latest Reply 2010-08-26 13:19:47 -0500
Started 2010-08-25 11:53:29 -0500

What is the best way to get a normal sugar? And how to calculate how many glucose tablets to take?

6 replies

GabbyPA 2010-08-25 13:04:23 -0500 Report

If you are experiencing a low it depends on a lot of different factors. How low is low? What happened to cause the low? Can you make the judgment yourself or do you need help?

Generally it is recommended to take 2 glucose tablets and wait 15 minutes. Test again and take two more if you are still low. Wait another 15 minutes. The key is not to panic and don't over do the tabs, as that will shoot you high. Once it is on the rise, eat a small snack or meal that has long lasting sugars in it like your fats and fibers. That will help keep you up, but not spike you through the roof, which often happens to us when we eat too much to compensate for the low.

Harlen 2010-08-25 12:55:35 -0500 Report

For me it was to rite every thing down every gram of food how menny carbs was in it what my blood sugar was 2 hr after I ate how much insulin I used
and just keepping track of every thing and how it afected me
Best wishes

kdroberts 2010-08-25 12:25:49 -0500 Report

Trial and error really, there is no magic formula or method. When you say what's the best way to get normal blood sugar, do you mean in general or when you have low blood sugar or do you mean how to avoid low blood sugar?

rtgerro 2010-08-25 14:37:21 -0500 Report

I mean if I have low blood sugar, like less than 50 - it happens sometimes - what is the best way to do: glucose tablets, sweet tea, juice, fruit …??? And how many or how much?

LKeplinger 2010-08-25 21:55:28 -0500 Report

If your blood sugar is less than 50— try 6 oz of REGULAR soda or fruit juice… or 2 tbsp of jelly…or a small tube of cake icing…or a juice box…or 6 oz of chocolate milk…wait 10 or 15 minutes and retest…if your blood sugar is climbing, eat a small snack (15-20 carbs) if your next meal will be within 30 minutes. If your meal is more than 30 minutes away, eat a sandwich with some protein (PBJ, ham and cheese, etc). If your blood sugar remains the same or is lower, repeat the initial regimen.