Low blood sugar

Check your blood sugar level regularly, and watch for signs and symptoms of low blood sugar (shakiness, nervousness or anxiety, sweating chills and clamminess, irritability or impatience, confusion, rapid heartbeat, dizziness, hunger and nausea, sleepiness, blurred vision, tingling or numbness in the lips or tongue, headaches, weakness or fatigue, anger or sadness, lack of coordination, nightmares or crying out during sleep, seizures, unconsciousness).

Eat or drink something that will quickly raise your blood sugar level, fruit juice, etc.

  • Consume 15-20 grams of glucose or simple carbs.
  • Check your blood glucose level once again after 15 minutes
  • If hypoglycemia continues, repeat the actions from the beginning.

Once your blood glucose is normal eat a small snack if the next meal is more than one hour away.

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