How do I treat hypoglycemia?

If you begin to feel one or more hypoglycemia symptoms, check your blood glucose. If your blood glucose level is below your target or less than 70, eat or drink 15 grams of carbohydrates right away. Examples include four glucose tablets or one tube of glucose gel 1/2 cup (4 ounces) of fruit juice—not low-calorie or reduced sugar* 1/2…

How can I lower my chances of a heart attack or stroke if I have diabetes?

Taking care of your diabetes is important to help you take care of your heart. You can lower your chances of having a heart attack or stroke by taking the following steps to manage your diabetes to keep your heart and blood vessels healthy. Manage your diabetes ABCs Knowing your diabetes ABCs will help you…

What causes hypoglycemia in diabetes?

Hypoglycemia can be a side effect of insulin or other types of diabetes medicines that help your body make more insulin. Two types of diabetes pills can cause hypoglycemia: sulfonylureas and meglitinides. Ask your health care team if your diabetes medicine can cause hypoglycemia. Although other diabetes medicines don’t cause hypoglycemia by themselves, they can…