Treating Mild Hypoglycaemia

To raise blood glucose, take one of the following:

  • 100ml Lucozade
  • 150ml non-diet fizzy drink
  • 200ml smooth orange juice
  • 5-6 dextrose tablets
  • 4 jelly babies
  • 7 jelly beans
  • 2 tubes glucose gel

If blood glucose is still below 4mmol/l after 10 mins, or if patient doesn’t feel better, repeat one of the above treatments.

When feeling better, eat some starchy food such as a sandwich or a banana, monitoring blood glucose afterwards.

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