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A low blood sugar, also called hypoglycaemia or a "hypo" is where the level of sugar (glucose) in your blood drops too low. In this video, healthcare professionals describe what hypoglycaemia is; how it is treated and what can cause it. You will also hear from people with diabetes describe their own…
This resource tells you how to recognise when you have ketones in your blood and how these can cause diabetic ketoacidosis if left untreated.
When you have diabetes, it’s important to know how to cope when you’re unwell. Being ill can upset your diabetes management, so you need to know what to do to keep your blood glucose (sugar) levels as close to target as possible. Some people will know these as sick day rules.
This resource explains what to do if you are unwell and have type 1 diabetes.
This page explains what hypoglycaemia is and provides detailed information on the causes and symptoms of a hypoglycaemic episode (a 'hypo') and what you should do if you have one.
NHS sick day rules for patients on insulin pump therapy on how to manage type 1 diabetes if you become unwell with coronavirus.
NHS sick day rules for patients on multiple daily injections on how to manage type 1 diabetes if you become unwell with coronavirus.