If you are at risk for severe hypoglycemia, there are some important things you can do to prevent and manage it. Read on to learn about 6 best practices to manage low blood sugar emergencies.
What is a low blood sugar emergency?
There are different levels of low blood sugar – mild, moderate and severe – and they are managed differently. It is especially important to know about low blood sugar emergencies so that you or a family member, friend, caregiver or co-worker can help out in this situation.
What is glucagon and when is it used?
Glucagon is a hormone released from the pancreas that raises a person’s blood sugar by converting stored glycogen in the liver into glucose.
An introduction to key diabetes terms and what they mean
If you have diabetes, no doubt you’ve heard some key diabetes terms that keep cropping up in reading materials and in conversations with your healthcare providers. Here are some of the most common ones and what they mean, so you’ll always be in the loop.