Carry your meter with you! Especially if you’re just starting an exercise routine, increasing the intensity or length of your exercise or take certain diabetes medications that may cause hypoglycemia. Be prepared to confirm and treat low blood glucose (less than 70 mg/dl) with a fast-acting carbohydrate source like: 3 to 4 glucose tablets, a liquid glucose product, 8 ounces of a “regular sports drink” or ¼ cup dried fruit. Low blood glucose is usually only likely if you take certain diabetes medications. Ask your diabetes educator or physician if you are taking one of these medications.
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