Diabetes Care

Topic: Hypoglycemia Symptoms and Treatment

Hypoglycemia Symptoms and Treatment

Hypoglycemia Symptoms: Dizziness, headache, blurred vision, shaking, cold sweat, palpitations, anxiety, irritability. If you have any of the symptoms mentioned above, please check your blood glucose levels.
Hypoglycemia: blood glucose levels < 70 mg/dL(3.9mmol/L)

What to do
 
    1. Drink or eat 15g of carbohydrates, e.g. 3~5 pieces of candies or 120 C.C. of fruit juice.
    2. Test your blood glucose levels after 15 minutes.
    3. If your blood glucose has not returned to normal, please repeat steps 1 to 3 until your blood glucose >70 mg / dL(3.9mmo/L).

 

If the patient’s blood glucose levels do not improve or feels ill despite self-treatment, to consult with the medical provider.

Source: American Diabetes Association