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What should you do for someone with hypoglycemia?

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If they don't have diabetes and they pass out, call 911.

Otherwise, give them a high-sugar food such as:

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

  • 1/2 cup of fruit juice
  • 1/2 cup of regular (non-diet) soda pop
  • 3 glucose tablets

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 .

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on April 18, 2018

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 .

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on April 18, 2018

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