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Hypoglycaemia is when your blood glucose (sugar) level drops too low. This happens when your BGL drops to 4mmol/L or less or when you start to feel low and your BGL is close to this level.
Remember you need to treat hypos quickly. To treat your hypo, you should:
1. Eat or drink something that will bring your BGL up quickly, like:
· A small juice popper or small glass of juice
· 4 large or 7 small jelly beans
· 3 teaspoons of honey or sugar
· 1/3 - 1/2 can of regular soft drink (not diet)
2. Eat something else straight away to stop the hypo from coming back, like:
· A piece of fruit
· 2 plain sweet biscuits
· A glass of milk
· A slice of bread
3. Check your BGL again to make sure that it’s coming up and always tell an adult when you have a hypo.
Remember to always carry hypo foods with you and wear some ID (like a bracelet or necklace) that says you have diabetes. It’s also important that your teachers and friends know what to do if you have a hypo.
If you are having lots of hypos or if you are worried about hypos, it's important to talk to your diabetes doctor, educator or dietitian.