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Living with Diabetes

Hypoglycemia Resources for People Living With Diabetes

Hypoglycemia is a blood sugar reading that is less than 70mg/dl and is a very dangerous complication for people with diabetes. Schedule changes, skipping meals, increased physical activity, as well as improper insulin dosing, medication timing, and more can increase the risk of a low blood sugar reading.

Since glucose is the main source of fuel used for the brain and muscles to perform daily tasks and activities, you can see why preventing hypoglycemia is a priority. The best way to treat hypoglycemia is to avoid it! 

What to Do When You Experience Hypoglycemia


Managing Low Blood Sugar: Tip Sheets for Adults and Children

Everyone who takes insulin for type 1 or type 2 diabetes is at risk for low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). You may also be at risk for low blood sugar if you take certain other diabetes medicines. Learn the symptoms of low blood sugar, how to treat it, and what to do in an emergency. Click on the tip sheets below to learn more.

Pediatric Hypoglycemia Tip Sheet

Also available in Spanish/Español 

managing low blood sugar

Also available in Spanish/Español

We're proud to announce this brochure is the winner of a 2020 ClearMark Award for best brochure (up to 10 pages)! This award recognizes materials that are recognized for the use of plain language. 

Increasing Your Time In Range Means Reduced Risk of Hypoglycemia

Are you using a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) in order to help you understand your glucose numbers and learn how much time you're spending in your target range? If so, you should understand the concept of Time In Range, which is the number of hours you spend in your target range each day. This helps you better manage your glucose levels and stay healthy. Click on the tip sheet below to learn more. 


Also available in Spanish/Español 

Hypoglycemia Treatment Planning Roadmap

Having low blood sugar levels is often part of life with diabetes. Being prepared for that situation allows you to feel more confident in your ability to manage it. ADCES has created a new tool called the low blood sugar treatment planning roadmap which guides you through helpful steps on your journey to get prepared. You’ll learn what you need to know about low blood sugar, what the most common causes and symptoms are, how to figure out your own experience and be able to come up with your specific treatment plan. We’ve also created a downloadable one-pager for you to insert your emergency information. Download the roadmap.
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