Regla de 15/15

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Regla de 15/15

Para tratar el nivel bajo de azúcar en la sangre generalmente se aplica la regla de 15/15 que significa comer 15 gramos de carbohidratos y esperar 15 minutos. Los siguientes alimentos suministran aproximadamente 15 gramos de carbohidratos:

  • 3 Tabletas de glucosa
  • Media taza (4 onzas) de jugo de fruta o gaseosa regular
  • 6 ó 7 Confites duros
  • Una cucharada de azúcar

Después de consumir el carbohidrato, la persona debe esperar aproximadamente 15 minutos para que el azúcar llegue a la sangre. Si la persona no siente mejoramiento en 15 minutos, puede consumir más carbohidrato. Se debe verificar el nivel de azúcar para garantizar que éste haya alcanzado un rango seguro.

Regla de 15/15

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  • Last reviewed on 6/28/2011
  • Ari S. Eckman, MD, Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth, NJ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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