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Women who take
insulin shots or take the medicine glyburide are at
risk for low blood sugar levels. Most women with
gestational diabetes do not have problems with low
blood sugar (hypoglycemia). If your blood sugar (glucose) drops
very low, make sure to get treated immediately so that neither you
nor your baby is harmed.
are some ways you can prevent and manage low blood sugar emergencies.
Although most women with
gestational diabetes do not have problems with low blood sugar, you should
always be prepared for the possibility.
Treat low blood sugar levels as soon as the symptoms are noticed, whether
by you or by someone else.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Current as ofMay 22, 2015
Current as of:
May 22, 2015
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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