You will be given glucose. The doctor will review your diabetes treatment plan to help prevent future problems.
The outlook is good if the hypoglycemia is promptly detected and treated. However, long-term and repeated episodes of hypoglycemia may damage the brain and nerves.
Complications of severe or long-term hypoglycemia include:
Call your health care provider if you have symptoms of hypoglycemia. Be sure to mention any medications you believe may be affecting the condition.
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