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Low Blood Sugars

A low blood sugar, also called hypoglycemia or an insulin reaction, is defined as a blood glucose level below 60 to 70 mg/dl. Learn how to prevent and treat these blood sugars.

More Tips for Dealing With Low Blood Sugars

Treatment Tips For The Person With Diabetes

Avoid low blood sugars through careful management of insulin doses and carbohydrate intake. This is always the best strategy and is particularly important for people on insulin who live alone. However, even with the best of efforts, hypoglycemia does happen. When a low blood sugar occurs, the following tips can help in treating it quickly and effectively:


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