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Hypoglycemia Resources for People Living With Diabetes

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Hypoglycemia is blood sugar of less than 70mg/dl and is a very dangerous complication for people with diabetes. The causes can include both behavioral and medication variability. This includes schedule changes, skipping meals, increased physical activity, as well as improper insulin dosing, combination therapy, medication timing, and more.

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 

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Understanding Time in Range

Are you using a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) in order to help you understand your blood sugar 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 blood sugar and stay healthy. Click on the tip sheet below to learn more. 

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