Low glucose levels in blood test

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Avatar f tn Actually in health care a super low blood level is more of an emergency than high blood sugar. And its not a fasting test usually you can eat anything you want before.
Avatar f tn I'd talk to your doctor that is low do you get shaky during the day? That is a sign that you do not have enough sugar in your body maybe eat a banana or some fruits check again....
1461994 tn?1285900732 Then today, I got a copy of my blood tests in the mail and it kind of freaked me out that my blood sugar increased so quickily. I made the decision to undergo Tx now since my chances are good with 2B and I have no liver damage yet but I do not want to trade one serious disease for another. Before Tx, I felt healthy and energetic, walked 5-10 miles everyday. Now I get tired just walking a couple of blocks to the store, I had to take a medical leave from work.
863754 tn?1239148355 After speaking with the doctors about her condition, I've discovered that they have absolutely no idea why she's dying. I'm posting here in the hopes of saving her life. For some reason, her blood glucose levels won't stabilize. They'll give her a shot of glucose to get her levels up, but in the matter of a few hours, it's back down to around 50 or 60 and they have to give her another shot.
Avatar n tn Normal target glucose levels are between 80 and 120. Glucose levels rise in everyone depending on the food you eat, your body starts breaking the food down and absorbs the carbs before insulin is released to cover those carbs. A 144 bloood sugar isn't abnormal for anyone.
Avatar m tn I was weak and out of breath and could barely walk without getting winded. I mistakenly thought that these were symptoms of low blood glucose levels because I had experienced them whenever my levels dropped to 60 or less. Whenever this happened, I would add sugary soda to my diet, which always immediately brought my levels back up. So, I began to add regular soda to my diet in addition to the diet soda I would normally drink. As the days passed, the symptoms became more pronounced.
Avatar n tn Thanks for the info and timely response.
Avatar f tn I had to take the same test , they check your sugar level to see if it's high or low , you sit in the DOCTORS office for 2 hours .
Avatar n tn Expecting baby number 2 this summer. Just had my test, comfirmed with my Lab Tech that no fasting was required, and showed up first thing in the morning to drink that horrid drink (I do not like sweets so this is tuff to swallow) Registered with Blood clinic, did my hour wait by surfing Facebook and Reddit. Took the techs 20mins to find a vein for blood work (happens everytime, shy veins they call them) luckily I had a bunch of other things to get tested so they got all they needed.
10219953 tn?1426175439 Till I get a call from internal medicine that my 3rd blood result was abnormally low. My blood sugar was at 124 and it dropped to 36. They were calling to check on me to make sure I had gotten home okay and was have an okay evening. Well I told the dr. That after my last blood draw I was feeling tired and very sweaty but I took it as I was hungry since I had been fasting since 745 the night before.
Avatar f tn The day before try and not eat so much and definitely not sweets because it can cause you to have higher sugar levels on the 1 hour test and have to take the 3 hour test and that one is noooo fun!
Avatar f tn My glucose test is on Monday but it's in the afternoon and I was always told I had to fast before the test but I know I have to have a lil something to eat so I'm wondering what I can eat that won't elevate my levels I'm so not looking forward to this
Avatar f tn I failed both the 1 and 3 hour tests. I have to check my blood sugar levels 4 times a day and was on a low carb diet. I was allowed 30 grams for snacks and 45 grams for meals. It was really hard keeping track of it! You can still have ice cream but that has to be your complete snack and only 1/2 a cup. :) I checked my levels for 2 weeks everyday and never had it be too high so my dr told me I can just check every other day and will be fine.
Avatar n tn You fast for 12 hours over night then go for a blood test to find out your sugar levels. You then drink a small bottle of liquid that kind of tastes like hot thick lemonade. Its almost like a sugar syrup and has 75g of sugar. You then sit for 2 hours only allowed to have sips of water and are only allowed minimal movement. You then have another blood test to see how the drink has affected your sugar level.
Avatar f tn I failed my 3 hour glucose test and now I have to take my blood sugar 4 times a day and see a nutritionist and a perinatal specialist...haven't seen any of them since I was told I failed, but I see my nutritionist tomorrow, my OB friday and my specialist on the 19th. You definitely stay busy.
Avatar n tn Hello, I'm a volunteer and not a medical professional so please check with your doctor to address any concerns you have regarding your particular condition. With that said, below is an excerpt from the Virginia Mason clinic website: https://www.virginiamason.org/body.cfm?id=511 which states the norms for blood sugar levels: "A fasting blood glucose test. This test is performed after you have fasted (no food or liquids other than water) for eight hours.
Avatar n tn In the diabetes world normal and healthy are synonymous. A fasting glucose of 100-125 mg/dl indicates prediabtes, unhealthy. Normal is 70-99 mg/dl, healthy. Some doctors say as low as 60 mg/dl but it is known that at 70 mg/dl lethargy starts to set in. By eating well-balanced meals (no sugar, no bad carbs) in the correct amounts, along with moderate exercise (like walking) and weight control, you can keep your blood glucose level as close to normal (non-diabetes level) as possible.
Avatar f tn N if it gets too low than eat one of those just always keep something around in case it does get low BC u be needing that sugar. Just look on the packages of how much sugar is in the food u eat. U will get a handle on it. I do know some juices u got to watch out for. U can ask ur primary doctor about it BC they usually can help u more with it.
Avatar n tn I am 44, not overweight, never ate sweets and was recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. After taking medication for 4 weeks my A1C when up from 14.6 to 14.9. My blood sugar level in the mornings are running 250 to 300. and 300-390 during the day. My doctor changed my meds last week and we are waiting 3 more weeks b/f I have another A1C test. How dangerous is it for me to go this long with my sugar level so hight?
Avatar m tn There are different theories about blood sugar. They generally won't do the six hour test unless blood sugar levels in the regular blood test show a reason to. On the other hand, in the natural medicine field, many believe that even small variances in blood sugar can cause problems. Don't know who's right. Do know that although blueberries are a great source of antioxidants, doesn't necessarily mean blueberry juice is.
Avatar f tn Ask him/her for the C-Peptide test as Zoe suggested along with a thyroid [TSH test] checked. Abnormal thyroids can and will disrupt blood glucose levels. Lastly, along with morning fasting testing it is important to know when to test [prandial & postprandial], especially with strenuous exercise. Post back if unsure and we can provide the times.
910435 tn?1296752210 People with this type tend to rise in the morning with higher than normal blood glucose levels, and after eating may have a drop in blood glucose levels. I call it a reverse spin cycle [no pun intended]. A lot of doctors have not been made aware or just do not know how to treat LADA. Frequent testing before meals and after meals to see how foods affect your blood glucose is a must. Bad carbs and starches are bad guys so pay strict attention to the intake. Do you have a home glucose meter?
Avatar f tn Most recently, they were interested that when they did a one-hour glucose test on me, the result came back that I had quite low blood sugar - my number was somewhere in the 50's. Yes, I did drink the whole bottle of stuff. For those of you who don't know, this test is looking to see if people have high blood sugar - an indication of gestational diabetes. Normal is somewhere around 100, and high is over 140. So a number in the 50's really is quite low.
Avatar n tn It really doesn't tell a doctor what is going with your glucose levels at all times of the day. Home glucose meters are good to see how well one is managing their glucose levels. Having scaled results (high to low, or normal to near high or above) calls for an A1c test to see the entire picture. An A1c test measures your glucose going back three months. Why three months? On the average, new red blood cells live three months before dieing off and getting turned into Bilirubin.
Avatar n tn The thing about the 1h test is your system is bombarded with an abnormally large amount of sugar in a short time and the blood test will measure your response to it - this is quite different from measuring your levels throughout the day which may be more "normal" because your sugar intake could have been at a relatively low level. In essence, testing your levels throughout the day is not necessarily a good indicator of whether you have GD or not.
Avatar m tn First when your blood sugar rises too high, causing your pancreas to release a large amount of insulin that drops your blood sugar too low, and second, a slow drop in blood sugar caused by your liver running out of stored sugar. Doctors used to think that insulin-induced hypoglycemia follows meals and that your liver running out of sugar doesn't follow meals, but they now know that both types can occur any time.
Avatar n tn Hello, Im am 17 weeks pregnant and went in today to have the 3 hour glucose test performed. I had Gestational Diabetes in my second pregnancy, but it skipped my third pregnancy. This is my fourth. After the test I did not eat or drink anything for about 1/2 an hour, because we were picking up my son from school and getting lunch. Within 20 minutes of finishing the test, I got really shaky and sweating (Its in the 20's today) while waiting in line for my food.