Treating Severe Hypoglycaemia

Patient is unable to self-treat. If conscious, and able to swallow safely, patient should be given 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

Repeat as required and stay with patient until recovered.

If patient is unconscious, he should be put in recovery position, glucagon can be injected if trained to do so. Otherwise dial 999 for ambulance.

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