Health Tip: Prevent Low Blood Sugar
(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 prescribes them.
Follow a healthy meal plan and eat regular meals and snacks. Work with a dietitian to help create a meal plan that fits your lifestyle.
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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