What to do when you have low blood sugar

1. Tell a support person.



2. Check your blood sugars.

Your test says you have low blood sugars.

3. Eat food with sugar. Like


  • lollies
  • 5  or  7  jellybeans




  • half a glass of juice
  • half a glass of soft drink.
  • The juice must not be sugar free.



4. Wait for  15  minutes.

5. Wash your hands.

6. Check your blood sugars again.

Is it a number less than  4  ?


Like it starts with


  • 3


  • 2

You must eat more lollies.

Wait  15  more minutes.

Wash your hands.

Check your blood sugars again.

Get help if your blood sugar is still less than 4.

You may have to eat more sugary food.

You may need to go to the hospital.

Is your blood sugar more than 4?

Like it starts with 5.

Or 6.

You are OK.

Now you must eat a small snack. Like

  • a piece of fruit
  • one slice of bread
  • a glass of milk


This is general information. Talk to your doctor for information made for you.