The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse offers these suggestions to help prevent low blood sugar:
- Always take medications as directed by your doctor. Ask your doctor which medications can contribute to low blood sugar.
- Never skip meals or snacks, and make sure you eat enough at each meal.
- Daily exercise is good, but take care to watch your blood sugar by checking it frequently before and after. Make adjustments to your medications before exercise.
- Alcohol can contribute to low blood sugar, so talk to your doctor about how you can drink safely. Sometimes, alcohol may be acceptable if taken with food.