2 Quick Steps To Reduce Your Blood Sugar Level In Case Of Emergency

Many people do not know that diabetes can become life threatening when the blood sugar level is very high. According to the University of Michigan, it is recommended that you call your doctor if you have two readings in a row of 300 or more. Blood sugar levels of 300mg/dL or more can be dangerous and requires emergency treatment to prevent fatality.

However, there are certain steps you can take when you observe that your blood sugar is very high. These steps are known to quickly bring down the blood sugar within few minutes. In this article, I’ll like to explain 2 quick steps to reduce blood sugar and how they work according to Healthline.

1. Take your insulin as prescribed.

Blood sugar becomes high when your body produces too little or when your body can’t use insulin properly. So when you observe that your blood sugar is at very high levels, you should take insulin to bring it down almost immediately. You should talk to your doctor about how much fast-acting insulin you should administer when your blood sugar is high.

Note; Check your blood sugar a minimum of 30 minutes after taking insulin to ensure that your blood sugar is going down and that it is not dropping too low which is another problem. If any of these occur, don’t use insulin again for at least 3 hours to prevent insulin stacking or hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)

2. Exercise.

This is another quick step you can take to reduce your blood sugar shortly. Exercise can lower you blood sugar for 24 hours or more because it makes your body sensitive and respond well to insulin. The body needs glucose for energy when we engage in physical activity hence the cell deliver glucose to the muscles and blood sugar drops.

Note; If your blood sugar level is at 240mg/dL, you should check your urine for ketones. If there’s ketones, don’t exercise because this can increase blood sugar faster.