Hypoglycaemia is defined as a blood glucose level below 4.0

A 'hypo' can occur for a number of reasons. Most commonly. 

-Too much insulin
-Unplanned exercise
-Missed meals
-Drinking alcohol


needs to be treated with quick acting food:

  • - A glass of juice
  • - 5-7 jelly beans
  • - a glass of soft drink (NOT diet)
  • - a glass of cordial (NOT diet)
  • - 2 Teaspoons honey or sugar
    • Once above 4.0 follow  with longer acting food:

  • - Glass of milk/milo
  • - Toast/raisin toast
  • - sandwich


Low blood glucose is considered a medical emergency and should be treated immediately.