Patient Comments: Hypoglycemia - Effective Treatments

What kinds of treatment help your hypoglycemia? Do you carry food (glucose) with you at all times?

Published: July 28

My 26 year old son works outside in the heat all day. He is also under stress, planning his wedding. So I didn't pay a lot of attention when he came home with a headache most every day and went straight to his room for a nap. Last night, his fiancee suggested he be tested for hypoglycemia. I told him that since he had just eaten, I would check him today when he came in from work. (I have a glucose meter, as most of my family and I are Type 2 diabetics.) When I checked his blood sugar today, it was 77. Is that low enough to be considered hypoglycemic? I have noticed that sometimes his hands tremble very hard. I am worried, as I was hypoglycemic for at least three years before I swung over to being diabetic. Does anyone know if 77 is low, after him not having eaten in four hours? It seems a little low to me because I would think that if everything were okay, it should be around 90 to 100.

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