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Hypoglycaemia (“Hypo”) means there is a low level of glucose in the blood
This is a blood glucose value of less than 4.0 mmol/L
Some cause of hypoglycaemia are:
The aim of hypo treatment is to return the blood glucose levels back to target range between 4.0 mmol/L and 7.0 mmol/L
Common signs and symptoms of hypoglycaemia are:
If the BGL is less than 4.0 mmol/L and there are no signs and symptoms, this is still considered hypoglycaemia and requires treatment
Mild hypoglycaemia is common, treatable and to be expected in diabetes management.
Key things to remember when treating a hypo:
A blood glucose check should be done to
confirm hypoglycaemia before treating. Treat the hypo if the blood glucose level is less than 4.0 mmol/L. Do not delay treatment.