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How Fast Should Blood Sugar Come Up After Drinking Orange Juice?

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author image Krista Sheehan
Krista Sheehan is a registered nurse and professional writer. She works in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and her previous nursing experience includes geriatrics, pulmonary disorders and home health care. Her professional writing works focus mainly on the subjects of physical health, fitness, nutrition and positive lifestyle changes.
How Fast Should Blood Sugar Come Up After Drinking Orange Juice?
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Whether you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes or you simply struggle with unstable blood-sugar levels, you can probably identify when your glucose level gets too low. Common symptoms of low-blood sugar include anxiety, dizziness, weakness, fatigue, sweating and headaches. Drinking one-half cup of orange juice can quickly correct your low-blood sugar problem.

General Rule

The American Diabetes Association recommends that you wait 15 minutes after drinking one-half cup of orange juice to re-check your blood-sugar level. Your blood sugar should return to a normal level within 15 minutes. If it’s still low, drink another one-half cup of orange juice and wait another 15 minutes before re-checking your sugar. Keep in mind, however, that 100 percent of the juice does not convert to glucose within those 15 minutes, so your blood-sugar level may rise even higher within the next hour.

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