How can I raise my low blood sugar quickly? Your doctor may tell you to have really sugary foods or drinks (like regular soda, orange juice, or cake frosting) or might give you glucose tablets or gel to take — all of these can help to raise your blood sugar level fast, which is what you need to do when it’s low. Wait about 10 minutes to let the sugar work.
What is the best thing to drink when your blood sugar is low? Fruit juice can also boost blood sugar levels. Norton suggests half a cup (4 ounces ) of your favorite fruit juice, such as apple, orange, pineapple or cranberry juice. Milk contains vitamin D and carbohydrates, so Norton suggests drinking one cup of fat-free milk when your glucose levels start to drop.
How do you feel when your sugar is low?
- feeling hungry.
- tiredness (fatigue)
- blurred vision.
- trembling or shakiness.
- going pale.
- fast pulse or palpitations.
Can low blood sugar fix itself? A person who is experiencing an episode of low blood sugar can treat themselves immediately by consuming foods or drinks that will quickly raise blood sugar levels. Options include a glass of milk or orange juice and carbohydrate-rich foods, such as a sandwich.