Treating Low Blood Sugar

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What things can cause your blood glucose to go low and what to do if you experience a low blood sugar reaction.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Another name for a low blood sugar episode is -
    • A. 

      A. Hyperglycemia

    • B. 

      B. Hypoglycemia

    • C. 

      C. Retinopathy

  • 2. 
    You have never had hypoglycemia. Does this mean you won't ever have it in the future?
    • A. 

      A. No, I'll never have hypoglycemia

    • B. 

      B. Yes, I certainly could have hypoglycemia

  • 3. 
    Low blood sugar is never a serious concern if you eat right away whenever you feel funny.
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

  • 4. 
    A medical ID bracelet is a good idea..
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

  • 5. 
    Symptoms of low blood glucose include -  
    • A. 

      A. Shakiness, headache, blurry vision

    • B. 

      B. Sweating, confusion, nausea

    • C. 

      C. Dizziness, swelling of ankles, anxiety

  • 6. 
    When you are in the middle of a hypoglycemic episode, you should keep eating until you feel better.
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

  • 7. 
    If you have treated a low blood sugar reaction with glucose tabs and are now back above 70, you should eat a meal or substantial snack within -
    • A. 

      A. 30 minutes

    • B. 

      B. 15 minutes

    • C. 

      C. 1 hour

  • 8. 
    If you are unconcious, a friend or family member should put sugar in your mouth
    • A. 

      A. Yes

    • B. 

      B. No, I could choke and die

  • 9. 
    What is hypoglycemia unawareness?
    • A. 

      A. When blood glucose drops and you just stare into space

    • B. 

      B. Your hormones don't work to warn you anymore because you have had so many hypoglycemic episodes in the past

  • 10. 
    What should I keep in the glove box of my car?
    • A. 

      A. Glucose tablets and pretzels

    • B. 

      B. Juice box and peanut butter crackers

    • C. 

      C. Sugar packets and raisins

    • D. 

      D. All are good ideas

  • 11. 
    Why should you keep a record of when you had low blood glucose?
    • A. 

      A. It helps to identify the reason why they may be occurring

    • B. 

      B. Because they might be happening at around the same time. You could prevent it by adding a snack of changing meal times

    • C. 

      C. You might realize a connection with an activity you may not have considered before

    • D. 

      D. All of the above

  • 12. 
    There are only a few reasons why low blood sugar might happen.
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False