How to Treat Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia) with The Rule of 151

The only way to know if you are experiencing low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) is to check your blood sugar (glucose), if possible. If you are unable to check your blood sugar (glucose), treat for low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) by following the Rule of 15. Always discuss low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) events and treatment actions with your doctor.

How You Can Treat Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia) with The Rule of 15

Here are 5 important steps you should take to treat low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) with the Rule of 151:

If you experience low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), take 15 grams of glucose or simple carbs such as:2

4 Glucose tablets (follow package instructions)

Gel tube (follow package instructions)

2 tablespoons of raisins

1 tablespoon of sugar, honey, or corn syrup

1/2 cup of juice

1/2 cup of non-diet soda

1 cup of nonfat 1% milk

3-5 hard candies, jellybeans, or gumdrops

Watch 'The Rule of 15' to Learn How to Treat Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia)1

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Congratulations! You should now have a better understanding of how to identify and manage the symptoms of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).

Don’t forget to check out the Starting Insulin, Why Insulin? and Living with Diabetes sections to get the basic knowledge you need for a successful insulin treatment journey.

Important: Always discuss severe episodes of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) with your doctor or healthcare provider.

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References
  1. http://www.diabetesresearch.org/managing-diabetes/low-blood-sugar
  2. http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/treatment-and-care/blood-glucose-control/hypoglycemia-low-blood.html#sthash.8ZzF0E3L.dpuf
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