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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