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Hypoglycemia Aug 5th, 2014
handoutgraphicHypoglycemia is a condition that occurs when the blood glucose level has dropped too low, usually below 4mmol/L, although some people may have symptoms at a slightly higher level. Hypoglycaemia is commonly referred to as a ‘hypo’, low blood glucose or insulin reaction. It is important to treat hypoglycaemia quickly to stop the blood glucose level from falling even lower.

Hypoglycaemia is most common in people who inject insulin or are taking tablets to manage their diabetes. It is not a problem for those who do not take medication to manage their diabetes. Talk to your doctor or trusted health professional (diabetes educator, exercise physiologist, pharmacist etc) to find out your risk.