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Diabetes: Treating Hypoglycemia

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Step 1: Your Body Needs sugar-And Fast

Any fast-acting sugar will remedy the situation, juice, glucose tables, candy, even honey or syrup. Once you've taken some sugar, you should rest for five or ten minutes to let your body absorb the sugar. If you don't feel better by then, repeat the treatment.

Important: If you still don't recover after this, call your physician immediately.

Step 2: After an Insulin Reaction

When the symptoms have subsided, it is essential to eat some more slowly digested food to prevent the high insulin level in the blood from causing another reaction. Milk, a peanut butter or meat sandwich, perhaps a piece of bread or fruit should be taken.

This information was provided by the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International for more information call 1 800 JDF CURE


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