Diabetes-Related High and Low Blood Sugar Levels - Home Treatment
Learn how to deal with low blood sugar levels continued...
It is important to know that sugar foods like a candy bar or ice cream do not help raise low blood sugar levels quickly, because these foods also have fat and protein. So the body can't use the sugar (carbohydrate) in these foods quickly to raise the blood sugar level.
You can get low blood sugar from using too much insulin or from other medicines you take.
Parents need to help their child learn to treat a low blood sugar level.
Pregnant women who have gestational diabetes also need to know how to deal with a low blood sugar level.
Since low blood sugar levels can quickly become a medical emergency, be sure to wear medical identification, such as a medical alert bracelet , to let people know you have diabetes so they can get help for you.
If you have severe symptoms of low blood sugar, someone else may need to give you a shot of glucagon . If this occurs, be sure to call your doctor immediately to let him or her know this has happened.
Symptoms to watch for during home treatment
Call your doctor if any of the following occur during home treatment: