Health Tip: Prevent Low Blood Sugar03/28/13
(HealthDay News) -- Low blood sugar, medically called
hypoglycemia, can be prevented.
The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse recommends these
steps to help reduce the risk of hypoglycemia:
- Take diabetes medications exactly how and when your doctor
- Follow a healthy meal plan and eat regular meals and snacks.
Work with a dietitian to help create a meal plan that fits your
- Know when to eat a snack (such as before bed and before
exercise) and what type of snack to eat.
- Know how and when to check blood glucose, and adjust
medications according to physical activity.
- Know how much alcohol is safe for you to drink.
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