How to Quickly Raise Blood Sugar Levels

By Tammatha R. Conerly

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.

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.

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.

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.


Seek medical advice if your blood sugar drops frequently.

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