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.
- Some Blood Types Might Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study
December 18, 2014
- Progress Still Needed on 'Race Gap' in Older Americans' Health
December 10, 2014
Learn More About Sharp
Sharp HealthCare is San Diego's health care leader with seven hospitals, two medical groups and a health plan. Learn more about our San Diego hospitals, choose a Sharp-affiliated San Diego doctor or browse our comprehensive medical services.
Copyright ©2012 HealthDay. All rights reserved.