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Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia) (cont.)

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The doctor will assess the adequacy of the patient's medications. Changes in eating habits or in their medication regimen may be recommended. A blood test known as the hemoglobin A1c may be performed to assess the patient's blood sugar control over the past three-month period.

Kidney function and liver function may be checked. If low sugar is unexplained, then further tests are indicated to assess adrenal gland function and to rule out insulinoma or other problems as causes of hypoglycemia.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/1/2014

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