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How should I treat a person with low blood sugar?

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The first thing you should do is raise their blood sugar levels. Do this by giving her a sugary snack like:

Follow this with something more substantial, like a sandwich that offers protein, fat, and complex carbohydrates.

  • ½ cup fruit juice
  • 5 hard candies
  • 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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