Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia) Treatment

Call 911 if:

1. Raise Blood Sugar Level

Give the person a high-sugar food such as:

  • ½ cup fruit juice
  • 5 hard candies
  • 3 glucose tablets

Then follow with a more substantial food like a sandwich that offers protein, fat, and complex carbohydrates.

2. Follow Up

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Michael Dansinger, MD on April 26, 2016

Sources

SOURCES:

University of Michigan Health System: "Hypoglycemia: Insulin Reaction."

Cleveland Clinic: "Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia)."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Hypoglycemia."

Low Blood Sugar Information from eMedicineHealth.

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