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Here are some ways to avoid low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and keep your diabetes in control:
|Fast-Acting Carbohydrate||Amount||Grams of Carbohydrate|
|Glucose Gel||1 tube||15|
|Grape, prune or cranberry juice||1/3 cup||15|
|Jell-O (regular)||1/2 cup||15|
|Orange, apple or pineapple juice||1/2 cup||15|
|Regular soft drink||1/2 cup||15|
*Carbohydrates given to treat low blood sugar are not to be counted as part of your normal day’s carbohydrate allowance.
For More Information
To learn more about Sharp's diabetes services or to find a Sharp-affiliated doctor, search for a San Diego endocrinologist or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm. To find general information about diabetes, visit Diabetes Care in Adult Health or read the Diabetes News archive.