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Category: Endocrinology
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Experience:  Hospitalist Physcian (Internist) at Kent County Hospital
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I have adrenal insufficiency my blood sugar is 44 should i

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i have adrenal insufficiency my blood sugar is 44 should i eat sugar and or take steroids
JA: In general, how has your health been lately?
Customer: pretty stable..ii have ups and downs..feel really good and really bad different times through the day
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: have other hormone defiecncys hypopit
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  Christopher Palmer replied 8 months ago.

Hi I'm Dr Palmer. Do you take hydrocortisone?

Expert:  Christopher Palmer replied 8 months ago.

A blood sugar of 44 is quite low. You should drink of orange juice or some other fruit juice.

Expert:  Christopher Palmer replied 8 months ago.

Taking an extra steroid dose may increase your sugar, but will not do so quick enough.

Expert:  Christopher Palmer replied 8 months ago.

Taking hydrocortisone will take up to 30 min to increase cortisol levels and subsequently lifting blood sugars. So again, please take in some fast absorbing sugar like juice.

Expert:  Christopher Palmer replied 8 months ago.

How are you feeling?