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Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) occurs in people with diabetes when the sugar (glucose) level in the blood drops below what the body needs to function normally.
Here are some ways you can manage low blood sugar.
Always be prepared for the possibility of having a low blood sugar level.
Treat low blood sugar levels as soon as you (or someone else) notice the symptoms.
Other Works ConsultedAmerican Diabetes Association (2016). Standards of medical care in diabetes–2016. Diabetes Care, 39(Suppl 1): S1–S112.Beaser RS (2010). Using insulin to treat diabetes: General principles. In RS Beaser, ed., Joslin's Diabetes Deskbook: A Guide for Primary Care Providers, 2nd ed., pp. 263–296. Boston, MA: Joslin Diabetes Center.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerDavid C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
Current as ofFebruary 19, 2016
Current as of: February 19, 2016
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & David C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
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