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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?


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.


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

Original posting 5 Sep 2002
Posted to Hypoglycemia


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