Taking insulin puts you at risk of
low blood sugar. Symptoms of low blood sugar include:
If you feel any of these symptoms,
check your blood sugar right away.
Always treat low blood sugar
quickly. To do this, eat 15 grams of fast-acting sugar, such as:
3 glucose tablets
5 to 6 pieces of hard
1 to 2 tablespoons of honey
½ cup fruit juice or regular,
1 cup fat-free milk
Then check your blood sugar again in 15 minutes. If your blood sugar
is still low, eat another 15 grams of sugar. If your blood sugar does not return to
target range in 30 minutes, call your healthcare provider.