Hypoglycemia 101: What You Need to Know


Hypoglycemia—also known as low blood sugar—is one of the most stressful parts of living with diabetes. Learning the symptoms and what to do during a low is especially important if you take insulin.

Here’s what you need to know:

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WRITTEN BY Ginger Vieira, POSTED 04/26/22, UPDATED 10/04/22

Ginger Vieira is the senior content manager at Beyond Type 1. She is also an author and writer living with type 1 diabetes, celiac disease, fibromyalgia and hypothyroidism. She’s authored a variety of books, including “When I Go Low” (for kids), “Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes,” and “Dealing with Diabetes Burnout.” Before joining Beyond Type 1, Ginger spent the last 15 years writing for Diabetes Mine, Healthline, T1D Exchange, Diabetes Strong and more! In her free time, she is jumping rope, scootering with her daughters, or walking with her handsome fella and their dog.