Is your Blood Sugar Level 50 or Below?
Take 15gms of quickly absorbed simple sugar such as 4oz of apple juice, OR 4oz. of orange juice, OR 3oz of grape juice. Test your blood sugar again 15 minutes after taking the simple sugar. If your blood sugar has not gone up at least 20 points form the first test, then repeat the simple sugar.
Is your Blood Sugar Level between 50 and 70?
Drink 6 to 8 ounces of nonfat ot lowfat milk. Then test your blood sugar again 15 minutes after taking the milk. If your blood sugar has not gone up at least 20 points form the first test, then drink another 6oz of milk and retest. If milk is not available then eat a fresh fruit or 6 crackers.
Is your Blood Sugar Level at 80 or Above?
You may feel like you are experiencing a low blood sugar level when your blood sugar is normal. A blood sugar between 80 and 140 is normal during pregnancy. As your blood sugar control improves your body will readjust its signals so that you will no longer feel low at normal bloos sugar levels.
Try to lie quietly and sip some water. You do not need to eat food. The feelings of low blood sugar will pass. Retest your blood sugar 15 minutes later to make sure it has not dropped below 70.