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hypoglycemia Archive

Awkward Diabetes Moments: College Edition

A few years ago we shared this post from guest blogger, Katie Janowiak, and it’s one of our favorites so we wanted to bring it back! Today, Katie currently works as the Director of Communications at the Council of Michigan Foundations dedicating her time to philanthropy and grants. She’s also a brand new mom

5 Ways To Treat Low Blood Sugar

There are many ways I have treated a low blood glucose (BG) over the 10 plus years I have lived with type 1 diabetes, and I’ve determined how quickly my body reacts to particular items. Depending on my low, I use a different item to treat it, but always aim for 15 grams of

5 Ways To Help Someone Experiencing Hypoglycemia

Sometimes the cause of hypoglycemia is obvious – too much insulin, too little food or delayed meal or snack after taking insulin, extra physical activity, illness, or medications. Other times, it seems to creep up for no apparent reason. Hypoglycemia, low blood glucose (BG), is defined as a BG of less than 70 mg/dL.