Oral Hypoglycemic Pills and Illness

If you take oral hypoglycemic pills, you must watch for signs of low blood sugar during any illness that causes you to vomit or keeps you from eating and drinking normally. The hypoglycemic pills you took before your illness continue working to lower your blood sugar even when you do not increase it by taking in food. Try to replace missing carbohydrates by eating soup, crackers, or toast, or by drinking ginger ale or cola.

Test your blood glucose or urine every few hours. If your blood glucose levels are all below 120 or your urine tests are all negative for sugar, and you are shaky, nervous, sweaty, pale, weak, or dizzy, or have tingling or numbness in your hands or feet, call your doctor immediately or seek emergency assistance. You will need help to get through this time.

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