Points to Remember Diabetes-related Hypoglycemia
Dr Paramesh S
Kalyan nagar, Bengaluru Feb 13, 2017
When people with diabetes think their blood glucose level is low, they should check it and treat the problem right away.
To treat hypoglycemia, people should have a serving of a quick-fix food, wait 15 minutes, and check their blood glucose again. They should repeat the treatment until their blood glucose is 70 mg/dL or above.
People at risk for hypoglycemia should keep quick-fix foods in the car, at work—anywhere they spend time.
People at risk for hypoglycemia should be careful when driving. They should check their blood glucose frequently and snack as needed to keep their level 70 mg/dL or above.
Hypoglycemia Unrelated to Diabetes
In reactive hypoglycemia, symptoms occur within 4 hours of eating. People with reactive hypoglycemia are usually advised to follow a healthy eating plan recommended by a registered dietitian.