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How can I manage my blood sugar to prevent diabetic shock?

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Be sure you check your blood glucose level routinely according to the plan you've worked out with your doctor. Also check it before you begin to exercise and at regular intervals during exercise or other exertion. And check it again after you've finished any physical activity.

SOURCES:

University of Medicine Health System: "Hypoglycemia (Insulin Reaction)."

American Diabetes Association: "Living With Diabetes: Hypoglycemia (Low blood glucose)."

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: "Hypoglycemia."

MayoClinic.com: "Diabetic Coma."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 28, 2018

SOURCES:

University of Medicine Health System: "Hypoglycemia (Insulin Reaction)."

American Diabetes Association: "Living With Diabetes: Hypoglycemia (Low blood glucose)."

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: "Hypoglycemia."

MayoClinic.com: "Diabetic Coma."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 28, 2018

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