3 Things ATs Need To Know About Hypoglycemia

hockey1During our last Sports Emergency Care White Paper Session, session leader Mike Cendoma, MS, ATC reviewed practical application of the NATA Position Statement on Management of the Athlete With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.  Here are three critical components of the discussion that all athletic trainers should consider when developing protocols:
  1. Emergency action plans should include a hypoglycemic protocol that is based on individual care plans.  Individual care plans should include exclusion criteria and insulin adjustments developed by a medical team.
  2. When blood glucose concentration is < 100mg/dL (5.5mmol/L) before exercise athletes should ingest about 30g of carbohydrates.  This can be accomplished by ingestion of:
    • 1/2 peanut butter sandwich (1 slice whole wheat bread + 1 tbls peanut butter) + 1 c of milk, or
    • 6oz light yogurt + 3/4 c berries, or
    • 1 english muffin + 1 tsp low-fat tub margarine.
  3. Visit Glucagon On the Go to download free apps to help practice injection techniques and manage Glucagon Kits.
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