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  • Symptoms of hypoglycaemia are caused by low blood glucose levels.
  • Hypoglycaemia can occur if you take your diabetes medication and then do not eat enough, or if you exercise more than usual.
  • If you experience early mild symptoms, eat or drink fast-acting carbohydrates such as 6 or 7 jellybeans or half a glass of fruit juice.
  • Severe symptoms such as drowsiness, unconsciousness or inability to swallow are a medical emergency.
  • In an emergency, always call triple zero (000) and ask for an ambulance.

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Reviewed on: 16-06-2021