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testing is confussing
cnadygirl53 posted:
I went to prick my finger and tested my blood sugar today it was 49 I feel fine and am ok but that number sounds low, is that good or should I be worried like I said I feel ok and am not dizzy or anything but that number is low and was just wondering any suggestions
Phototaker123 responded:
I'd take the blood sugar number again, and if it's that low, use a glucose tablet, something sweet, but not like a whole glass of orange juice, but a few sips to bring your numbers up. If you do too much, you'll go too high and then bounce low again.

I'm not a type I, and not on the medicines that drop you lower, so I don't go low. I've been told by people that do, that you should have some glucose tablets on hand for situations like this, because you could be feeling fine one minute, and then could get shaky, confused, and too low in the next few minutes, and it will be too late.

I'd also get in touch with your doctor and tell them what is happening.
mhall6252 responded:
That is too low, and you should do as Phototaker suggested...check again. If it is an accurate reading, take appropriate steps to bring your glucose back up to a safe range. A couple ounces of juice or regular soda, a piece of hard candy, a glucose tab will get you started. Check again in 15 minutes. Then eat a small meal - perhaps a few crackers with cheese or peanut butter, or a half sandwich with some lean protein, something that will stick around for a while.
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