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
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.