KNOW THE
DIFFERENCE  BETWEEN
 

HYPOglycemia
Low Blood Sugar

HYPERglycemia
High Blood Sugar
 

WATCH OUT FOR:
  • Excessive
  • Headache
  • Pounding of the heart
  • Trembling/shakiness
  • Vision problems
  • Sleepy/confused
  • Hunger,weakness
  • Feeling fain/dizzy
  • Irritability/crankiness
  • Numbness, tingling around
        mouth
  • CAUSES:
  • Too much insulin
  • Too little food
  • Delayed meal
  • Skipped meal or snack
  • More than usual amount of
        exercise
  • Sudden illness with vomiting
  • WHAT TO DO:
    Check your blood sugar
  • If below 50, take candy, juice, or sugar in small amounts.
  • If between 50-70, take 8 oz milk or one fruit.
  • If above 80, drink water and rest.
  • Recheck your blood sugar 15 minutes after each step
        above. Repeat the food if your blood sugar has not gone
        up at least 20 points.
  • Follow with your next meal or snack.
  • WATCH OUT FOR:
  • Increase thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Large amounts of sugar
        and ketones in the urine

     
  • Weakness, abdominal
        and generalized pains
  • Nause and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • CAUSES:
  • Too little insulin
  • Overeating

     
  • Infection, fever
  • Emotional stress
  • WHAT TO DO:
    Check your blood sugar.
  • If 200 or higher, check urine for ketones.
  • If your urine has moderate or large amounts of ketones,
        call your doctor for advice.
  • Take fluids without sugar, if able to swallow.
  • If your blood sugar stays above 200 for more than 2 to 3
        hours, or is at this level more than 2 times in 2 days, then
        cal your doctor for advice.