How Do You Treat A Low Blood Glucose?
• Test your blood with a blood glucose meter using a lancet device and testing strips as directed by the manufacturer. • Wait for the reading to occur on meter. • If the number is below a normal range (typically 70-120) then proceed to step 4. • Consume 15 fast-acting carbs (simple sugars). (These include things like regular soda, fruit juice, glucose tablets, candy, cake icing, etc.) • Check your blood glucose again in 15 minutes using the same procedure as in steps 1 and 2. • If your reading is still under normal range, repeat steps 4 and 5 until your blood glucose rises to normal range. Once your blood glucose is in normal range, and your next meal is not for another hour or so, eat a 15-30 carb snack.