After a hypo
(for mild and moderate hypos)
When your blood glucose is too low, it is important to raise it quickly. This can be done with a quick source of sugar like:
- Apple or orange juice
- Dextrose tables
- Jam, syrup
- Sugar cubes or honey
- Candy (although chocolate works slower)
- Sweet drinks like cola or lemonade—but not diet drinks!
After consuming one of these quick sources of glucose, it is a good idea to eat a slower source of glucose like a biscuit or piece of bread so you get a longer lasting source of sugar.
You should also stop any physical activities at once, and tell someone what is happening!
When you start to feel better have a snack or meal to make sure your blood glucose does not start to fall again.
Call your doctor/nurse or emergency service.
When the patient wakes up, give them something to drink like juice and soft drinks to raise their blood sugar level and to avoid a relapse of severe hypoglycaemia.