People with diabetes taking insulin are at risk for very low blood sugar
The focus of diabetes management is to lower your blood sugar levels with insulin. However, there is a risk of blood sugar dropping too low.
Low blood sugar (lower than 70 mg/dL) is called hypoglycemia. If hypoglycemia is mild or moderate, it can be treated with fast-acting carbohydrates like hard candies and juice.
Low blood sugar is considered severe (a blood sugar emergency) if you are too weak or confused to eat or drink anything and need another person to help you recover. If blood sugar drops too low, you may lose consciousness and could choke on food or liquids.
of people living with type 1 diabetes may experience hypoglycemia unawareness
If you wear a continuous glucose monitor (CGM), you may still be at risk for very low blood sugar
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Do not use ZEGALOGUE if you:
- have a tumor called pheochromocytoma in the gland on top of your kidneys (adrenal gland)