Treat Lows a Little at a Time ( Diabetes )
High blood glucose can be frustrating, but you want to avoid taking too much insulin at once to treat it. Instead of treating high blood glucose with one large dose, bring your levels down in small steps. Trying to get your blood glucose down when it is high is a good, but overdoing it can push your level too low.
Think before you treat. Ask yourself what has worked in the past and what hasn’t. It would be great if you could go from high glucose to normal in one simple step, but it rarely works that way. To avoid a dangerous low, get your blood glucose back where you want it, take a little less insulin than you usually would, and then check your glucose level to see the results. If you need more, you can make adjustments. This approach should make it possible to get your blood glucose down while lowering the risk of going too low.