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One Drop Guide to Handling Low Blood Sugar

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What Is Low Blood Sugar? 

Low blood sugar, also called "low blood glucose" or "hypoglycemia," happens when your body doesn't have enough sugar to fuel regular bodily functions. If you're low, you may feel sweaty, shaky, and disoriented, among other things.

What Causes Low Blood Sugar? 

Low blood sugar is often caused by physical activity and/or taking too much insulin, as well as certain other blood glucose lowering medications. Lows can be inconvenient and downright scary, so it's important to always be prepared and catch lows before they get serious. 

What Do I Do If I Have Low Blood Sugar? 

Check out our guide to handling low blood sugar to learn everything you need to know to prevent and manage lows like a pro! We've included tips on detection, treatment (including recommended snacks), and prevention, so all your bases are covered. :-)  

You can also reach out to your One Drop coach for anytime help, support, and guidance on how to handle low blood sugar. Whether you find yourself going low after taking insulin, post-workouts, in the middle of the night, or every single morning - whatever the case, your coach is there to help you detect patterns, and make the right changes. 

Lows can be tough, but with the right tools you will succeed in handling lows like a pro!  

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Rachel Sanchez-Madhur
Apr 04, 2017

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