How to Quickly Raise Blood Sugar Levels


If you’re a diabetic and your blood sugar drops, knowing how to raise your blood sugar quickly can be a lifesaver. Here are some ways to bring your sugar levels up quickly.

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Things You'll Need

  • Blood sugar testing machine (glucose meter)
  • Lancing device
  • Blood sugar testing strip (glucose testing strip)
  • Candy or frosting
  • Orange juice or non diet soda
Step 1

Test your blood sugar using a glucose meter by sticking your finger with a lancing device and placing a drop of blood on a glucose testing strip.

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Step 2

Eat a few pieces of candy or some frosting or drink a glass of orange juice or non-diet soda to bring up your blood sugar. Retest your sugar levels 10 to 15 minutes later to see if it has gone up.

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Step 3

Take a glucose pill or a gluagon shot if your blood levels are still low after eating a few pieces of candy or drinking some orange juice or non-diet soda if your doctor has previously recommended this to you and if you have glucose pills or gluagon shots with you.

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Tips & Warnings

  • Seek medical advice if your blood sugar drops frequently.
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