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      Category : Health Centers > Diabetes


Alternate Names : Low Blood Sugar, Low Blood Glucose

Hypoglycemia | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the treatments for the condition?

The treatment for hypoglycemia is control of blood sugar levels. People with diabetes learn the early warning symptoms and quickly eat or drink a sugary substance. The same treatment works for people without diabetes who have hypoglycemia. Usually all people with hypoglycemia are advised to follow a healthy eating plan with a variety of foods eaten at regular intervals throughout the day.

What are the side effects of the treatments?

Too much sugar can cause the level of blood sugar to go too high. This is rarely a problem, except in people with severe diabetes.

What happens after treatment for the condition?

People begin to feel better very quickly after they bring up their blood sugar to normal ranges. The uncomfortable physical symptoms soon disappear after eating or drinking something with sugar.

How is the condition monitored?

People who become hypoglycemic easily, whether they have diabetes or not, learn to monitor their symptoms. The best way to avoid the uncomfortable, and sometimes dangerous, symptoms of hypoglycemia is to prevent the problem in the first place. People with diabetes who are prone to low blood sugar learn to monitor levels frequently to keep blood sugar within normal ranges.

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Author: Terry Mason, MPH
Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
Date Reviewed: 09/20/01

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