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Treat Low Blood Sugar

Low Blood Sugar - Insulin Shock, Insulin reaction, or Hypoglycaemia


Patient Care; Low Blood Sugar

  • STOP - Assess and observe the scene

  • THINK - Consider your safety and form action plan

  • ACT - Check responsiveness

  • Look for a medical alert tag and Alert EMS


  • Perform a primary assessment and monitor the patient's Cycle of Care AB-CABS; For an unresponsive patient, manage shock until EMS arrives

  • For a responsive patient, conduct an illness assessment and quickly provide the patient with a small snack or meal for sustained relief; Provide glucase sugary drinks, fruit juice, soda (use a spoon or straw), or candy if available

  • Continue to monitor the patient until signs and symptoms subside (approximately 15 minutes); Turn the casualty onto one side or to the recovery position

  • Impaired conscious levels or unconsciousness

  • If the patient does not improve, transport them to the nearest medical facility or call an ambulance