Treatment will depend on your symptoms, age, and general health. It
will also depend on how severe the condition is.
you have diabetes, the goal of treatment is to stay at a correct blood sugar level. This
means testing your blood sugar often. And learning to see the warning signs of low blood
sugar. It also means treating the condition quickly. This will be based on past
instructions from your healthcare provider.
treat low blood sugar right away, eat or drink something that has concentrated sugar in
it. This includes orange juice, glucose tablets, gel tube, raisins, or a hard candy. A
family member can also be trained to give a glucagon shot if you can't take a glucose
supplement by mouth.
you don't have diabetes, your healthcare provider may advise:
eating foods high in carbohydrates
smaller meals more often
a variety of healthy foods
more testing. This can look for less common causes of hypoglycemia, such as tumors
that make insulin.
If left untreated, hypoglycemia can get worse. It can cause confusion, clumsiness, or
fainting. Severe hypoglycemia can lead to seizures, coma, and even death.