Toujeo® releases insulin gradually, giving you stable levels of insulin all day and all night to help manage your blood sugar.
However, even if you're very careful about your diet and exercise, and you take your medicines as prescribed, there may be times when your blood sugar level climbs above or falls below where you and your doctor want it to be. When this happens, it's called hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
If you experience out-of-range blood sugar levels:
Plan Ahead With Your Doctor
Always discuss with your doctor what to do if your blood sugar levels are outside of your recommended target range. Consider carrying your blood sugar meter with you so you can check your levels as often as your doctor recommends
Ask family, friends, and your healthcare team for help and support
By planning ahead, reaching out for support, and following your doctor’s directions, you can move toward your blood sugar goals. When your blood sugar levels are out of range, continue focusing on the plan set by your HCP
If your blood sugar level climbs too high, you may experience symptoms of hyperglycemia, some of which may include:
High blood sugar can be caused by:
If your blood sugar levels are out of your recommended range, talk to your doctor about:
If your blood sugar level gets too low, you may experience the symptoms of hypoglycemia, some of which can include:
Low blood sugar can be caused by:
If you feel low, check your blood sugar level. Is it in your target range? If you're low, follow the Rule of 15.
1 Check your blood sugar
2 Eat 15-20 grams of fast-acting carbohydrates
3 Wait 15 minutes and check your blood sugar again
4 Repeat if your blood sugar is still too low
5 Wait another 15 minutes and then have a snack if your next scheduled meal is more than one hour or two away
6 If you're still struggling to get within your target range, contact your healthcare professional.
Remember: You may not feel better instantly after eating your 15 grams of carbs, but be patient with your body and give it the full 15 minutes! Your instinct may be to keep eating until you feel better, but that can make your blood glucose shoot way up.
*Per American Diabetes Association
Talk to your doctor about when you should contact him or her if experiencing symptoms of high or low blood sugar.
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