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Hypoglycemia (cont.)

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Is there anything else that should be done to manage hypoglycemia?

Yes. People with diabetes should wear identification stating they have diabetes and whether they have recurrent hypoglycemia. Those at risk for hypoglycemia should be counseled on checking blood sugars before they drive a car, operate heavy machinery, or do anything physically taxing. In addition, it is important to carry a quick-acting glucose source (such as those mentioned above) at all times, and keep a source in their car, office, and by their bedside. Efforts should be made to minimize the hypoglycemic effects of medication regimens and to avoid variable surges in exercise, activity, and alcohol consumption.

Additional resources from WebMD Boots UK on Hypoglycaemia and Diabetes

REFERENCE: MedscapeReference.com. Hypoglycemia.

Previous contributing author: Ruchi Mathur, MD FRCP(C)


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/31/2012

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Hypoglycemia - Effective Treatments Question: What kinds of treatment help your hypoglycemia? Do you carry food (glucose) with you at all times?
Hypoglycemia - Symptoms Question: What were the symptoms and signs of your hypoglycemia?
Hypoglycemia - Risk Factors Question: Please describe your risk factors, like pre-diabetes, for hypoglycemia.
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