Self treatment of hypoglycaemia – low blood sugar/glucose

For the treatment of hypoglycaemia (in adults), we recommend the following:

If your blood glucose is under 4 mmol/l:

  • take 15 to 20g of quick acting carbohydrate (see table below)
  • wait for 10 to 15 minutes and then test again (after washing your hands)
  • if your blood glucose is still under 4 mmol/l, take a further 15 to 20g of quick acting carbohydrate
  • wait for 10 to 15 minutes and test again
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Self treatment of Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar/glucose)

File type: application/pdf Review date: July 2018