Diabetes - low blood sugar - self-care

Hypoglycemia - self care; Low blood glucose - self care

Medical alert bracelet

People with diabetes, seizure disorders, or heart disease should always wear a medical alert bracelet or necklace that emergency medical workers will be able to find. Medical identification products can help ensure proper treatment in an emergency.

Glucose test

A person with diabetes constantly manages their blood's sugar (glucose) levels. After a blood sample is taken and tested, it is determined whether the glucose levels are low or high. If glucose levels are too low carbohydrates are ingested. If glucose in the blood is too high, the appropriate amount of insulin is administered into the body such as through an insulin pump.

What is Low Blood Sugar?

Recognizing Low Blood Sugar

Check Your Blood Sugar Often

Preventing Low Blood Sugar

When Your Blood Sugar Gets Low

Talk to Your Doctor or Nurse

When to Call the Doctor