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.
Timesulin is a cap for insulin pens that shows users how long it's been since their last insulin injection. It is easy to forget when you last took a shot. Was it 10 minutes ago? An hour? 3 hours? Missing the shot can results in blood sugar highs, while taking an extra can result in blood sugar lows. Timesulin helps avoid these mistakes.
by John Walsh, P.A., C.D.E., and Ruth Roberts, M.A.
Copyright © 1997, 2001, 2005 by Diabetes Services, Inc.
One of the more distressing problems in diabetes is hypoglycemia unawareness.
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:
Unless you are eating a meal right away, the best treatment for lows is a combination of simple and complex carbohydrates plus some protein.
For better blood sugars and fewer lows, test often and review your readings once a week for patterns of lows or highs (or both). Identify problems first, then consider their causes and how to correct them.