Handling hypos while active

  • Tell the person in charge of the activity that your child has diabetes and make sure they know how to treat a hypo. Also make sure that your child’s team-mates know how to recognise the symptoms of a hypo.
  • Make sure that your child keeps something sugary close by, such as a non-diet soft drink such as cola or fruit juice, or glucose tablets or gel, plus a longer-acting carbohydrate food, in case of a hypo.