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How can I raise my blood sugar?

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Eat some quick-sugar foods. If your blood sugar level is less than 70 mg/dL, eat about 15 grams of carbs (1/2 cup of fruit juice or a tablespoon of sugar or honey). Recheck your blood glucose after 15 minute. Snack again if needed.

From: Prep for Low Blood Sugar WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: “Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Glucose).”

National Institutes of Health: “Diabetes -- low blood sugar -- self-care.”

Joslin Diabetes Center, “Is Low Blood Glucose (Hypoglycemia) Dangerous?” “How to Treat Low Blood Glucose,” “Plasma Glucose Meters and Whole Blood Meters," “What Can I Do to Prevent Serious Hypoglycemic Episodes if I am Hypoglycemic Unaware?”

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: “Hypoglycemia.”

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: “Low Blood Sugar,” “What is Glucagon?”

University of California San Francisco Medical Center: “Treating Low Blood Sugar.”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on January 22, 2017

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: “Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Glucose).”

National Institutes of Health: “Diabetes -- low blood sugar -- self-care.”

Joslin Diabetes Center, “Is Low Blood Glucose (Hypoglycemia) Dangerous?” “How to Treat Low Blood Glucose,” “Plasma Glucose Meters and Whole Blood Meters," “What Can I Do to Prevent Serious Hypoglycemic Episodes if I am Hypoglycemic Unaware?”

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: “Hypoglycemia.”

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: “Low Blood Sugar,” “What is Glucagon?”

University of California San Francisco Medical Center: “Treating Low Blood Sugar.”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on January 22, 2017

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