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A low blood sugar, also called hypoglycaemia or a "hypo" is where the level of sugar (glucose) in your blood drops too low. In this video, healthcare professionals describe what hypoglycaemia is; how it is treated and what can cause it. You will also hear from people with diabetes describe their own…
This page explains what hypoglycaemia is and provides detailed information on the causes and symptoms of a hypoglycaemic episode (a 'hypo') and what you should do if you have one.
You must do something as soon as you notice symptoms of a hypo, or if a blood test has shown your blood glucose levels (also called blood sugar) is too low. If you don’t act quickly, it could get worse and you could start feeling confused and drowsy.
This resource tells you how to recognise when you have ketones in your blood and how these can cause diabetic ketoacidosis if left untreated.
When you have diabetes, it’s important to know how to cope when you’re unwell. Being ill can upset your diabetes management, so you need to know what to do to keep your blood glucose (sugar) levels as close to target as possible. Some people will know these as sick day rules.
This resource explains what to do if you are unwell and have type 1 diabetes.
This page explains what to do if you are unwell and have type 2 diabetes.
This leaflet explains what ketoacidosis is and the signs and symptoms to look out for.
This course provides information about continuous glucose monitoring and the Freestyle libre. It is aimed at anyone diagnosed with type 1 diabetes that is using or would like to start using a continuous glucose monitor.
TREND UK leaflet explaining what hypoglycaemia is, the warning signs of a hypo and how to treat it.
NHS sick day rules for patients on insulin pump therapy on how to manage type 1 diabetes if you become unwell with coronavirus.
NHS sick day rules for patients on multiple daily injections on how to manage type 1 diabetes if you become unwell with coronavirus.