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Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)

Hypoglycemia means a blood sugar level below 70 mg/dl. Reactions usually occur quickly, so recognizing the symptoms and treating a low blood sugar immediately is important to prevent a more severe reaction. 

The following videos explain symptoms and causes of low blood sugar, as well as how to treat it.  

Refer back to these videos as needed

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Nasal Glucagon to Treat Severe Hypoglycemia 

Nasal glucagon is administered as a spray into the nose to treat severe low blood sugar.

This new form of glucagon is approved for patients ages 4 & older. Your insurance company will decide if it's covered under your plan.

This short video explains how to use nasal glucagon.

This information is provided for patient education only. The content has been reviewed and approved by the UMass Memorial pediatric diabetes care team as an educational resource for our patients. This material does not represent endorsement of any vendor or product.