Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)
|CAUSES:||Too little food, too much insulin or diabetes medicine, or extra exercise.|
|ONSET:||Sudden, may progress to insulin shock.|
|BLOOD SUGAR:||Below 70 mg/dL. Normal range: 70-115 mg/dL|
|WHAT CAN YOU DO?||Drink a cup of orange juice or milk or eat several hard candies
Test Blood sugar
Within 30 minutes after symptoms go away, eat a snack e.g. sandwich, and a glass of milk
Contact doctor if symptoms donâ€™t stop
Hyperglycemia (High Blood Sugar)
|CAUSES:||Too much food, too little insulin, illness or stress.|
|ONSET:||Gradual, may progress to diabetic coma.|
|BLOOD SUGAR:||Above 200 mg/dL.
Normal range: 70-115 mg/dL
|WHAT CAN YOU DO?||Test blood sugar
If over 250mg/dL for several tests, CALL YOUR DOCTOR!