Take medicine on time. Take medication as prescribed by your doctor if you are ingesting diabetes medicine.
Adjust your medication and food intake according to your physical activities. Balancing how much you consume with the type and length of your activities will aid in lessening the frequency of hypoglycemia.
Eat something while ingesting alcohol. Drinking alcohol can cause delayed hypoglycemia hours later, making blood sugar monitoring even more necessary.
Record your blood sugar levels. This will aid not only yourself, but as well as your doctor identify patterns that cause hypoglycemic episodes and find ways to prevent them.
How To Treat Hypoglycemia
If you have possible symptoms, here are possible hypoglycemia treatment methods:
Consume small amounts of fast-acting carbohydrates. These are sugary food that are quickly converted into sugar in the body. These include glucose tablets, fruit juice, honey, and sugary candy.
Recheck blood sugar levels 15 minutes after treatment. If blood sugar levels are still under your target range, eat or drink more sugary food, then check your blood sugar levels again after 15 minutes. Repeat this until your blood sugar level is back to its usual target range.
Have a snack or meal. Once it turns back to normal, go eat a something that can help stabilize and replenish your body’s sugar.
For severe hypoglycemia, you may need someone to help you recover or take a glucagon injection from a glucagon kit. When there is no glucagon kit available, call for emergency medical assistance.
Hypoglycemia is a condition common to diabetics that, whether mild or severe, should not be ignored. When early signs of low blood sugar appear, do not hesitate to contact a healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment. When left untreated, it could lead to fatigue, fainting or even death.