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Managing hypoglycaemia

English, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Greek, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese





Hypoglycaemia, also known as a hypo, occurs in people with diabetes when their blood glucose level drops below 4mmol/L. Hypos can occur in people with diabetes who take insulin or other types of glucose lowering medications.


This fact sheet provides information on managing hypoglycaemia including:

  • What are the main causes of a hypo?
  • What are the symptoms of a hypo?
  • How is a hypo treated?
  • What happens if a hypo is not treated?
  • What to do if the person is unconscious, drowsy or unable to swallow?
  • Hypo unawareness
  • Other things to consider


This fact sheet has been translated into Arabic, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Greek, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese.


To view the fact sheet, click on your preferred language below.

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