Low Blood Sugar Don'ts
By Hope Warshaw, MMSC, RD, CDE, diabetes educator, consultant, and Coordinator of the Perrigo Diabetes Care advisory board; and Riva Greenberg, diabetes patient-expert, author, speaker, and Huffington Post columnist.
Knowing what not to do to keep your blood sugar under good control is just as important as knowing what to do. Here are some tips to help you with this balancing act.
Reviewed by Hope Warshaw MMSC, RD, CDE 12/13.
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