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Low blood sugar, unconsciousness. Does a chocolate bar help?

Why should food and drink never be giving to someone after they passout because go lower blood sugar. It the only way he feels better. He has passed out from low blood sugar , and we gave him a chocolate bar and a pop and now he seems fine. It is not the first time this has happened. He has not been diagnosed with diabetes .
Asked On : Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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Dear patient

Thanks for you query

If the above mentioned patient has repeated episodes of loss of consciousness which are improving with chocolate it is most probably due to hypoglycaemia, that is low blood sugar. But we need to document that first by doing blood sugar levels during the episode. If it is proven that he has decreased sugar levels then we need to thoroughly investigate him for abnormal and excessive source of insulin which is responsible for lowering sugar. There are series of test to do that for which consultation with endocrinologist is essential
Answered: Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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