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Review the symptoms of low blood sugar if you have diabetes or some other health condition that can cause low blood sugar. Symptoms of low blood sugar include sweating, blurred vision, hunger and confusion. Know your early symptoms. You may not always have the same symptoms, or any symptoms at all.
Tell your partner, co-workers, and friends how to treat your low blood sugar, in case you're too weak or confused to treat it yourself. If your child has diabetes, give this information to teachers, coaches, and other school or child care staff.
When you have low blood sugar, remember:
Use the following information to help someone who can't follow instructions or is too weak or confused to treat their low blood sugar.
If the person is taking medicine that can continue to cause low blood sugar, stay with the person for a few hours after their blood sugar level has returned to the target range.
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Other Works ConsultedSeaquist ER, et al. (2013). Hypoglycemia and diabetes: A report of a workgroup of the American Diabetes Association and The Endocrine Society. Diabetes Care, 36(5): 1384–1395. Available online: http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/36/5/1384.full.pdf+html.
Adaptation Date: 3/23/2021
Adapted By: Alberta Health Services
Adaptation Reviewed By: Alberta Health Services
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