Monday, May 29, 2006

Recovering from Low Blood Sugar Levels

Recovering from Low Blood Sugar Levels

When you sugar reaches a low level, you will feel the symptoms of hypoglycemia, as mentioned in my other post. When feeling a low, you need to take some kind of sugar to raise the levels. Some things you can take, and I normally take is a glass of juice or a few pieces of hard candy. Depending how severe the symptoms feel, I may take more or less. You have to remember, if you take to much, your sugar can go sky high.

Within 15 minutes or less of taking your sugar supplement, your blood sugar should raise itself up to a normal level. If you still feel the symptoms of low blood sugar, then take some more candy or juice to raise it up even more. Keep repeating until your sugar is normal.

You should always follow a low sugar with checking your blood sugar levels to ensure they are in tact and you do not require to take more sugar supplement.

Michael Kralj
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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Symptoms of Hypoglycemia

Symptoms of Hypoglycemia

Here are the signs I get when experiencing low blood sugars or Hypoglycemia.

- Cold sweat
- Dizziness
- Headache
- Trembling
- Blurred Vision
- Hunger (and craving for sweets like ice cream, chocolate and candies)
- Mood Swings
- Mental confusion

Michael Kralj
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Wednesday, May 24, 2006


What is Hypoglycemia?

Hypoglycemia is when a person experiences an abnormally low level of sugar in their blood.

For a regular person, this occurs when they consume a large amount of sugar quickly that overloads their body with sugar. The body then produces too much insulin to overcome the quick rise in blood sugars, causing it to drop beyond a normal blood sugar level.

In Type 1 Diabetics, Hypoglycemia occurs in similar way. The difference with Type 1 Diabetics is they control how much insulin has been given. When a person with diabetes injects insulin, they give an amount of insulin to cover the amount of food they will intake.

If they give more insulin than required for the food they will eat, a Hypoglycemic reaction will occur where the sugar levels drop low.

Learn the symptoms of hypoglycemia in my next post.

Michael Kralj
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Monday, May 15, 2006

Two New Insulins Available on the market

Two New Insulins Available on the market

In my last visit to the doctor, he had mentioned two new insulins available on the market.

Levemir - a long lasting insulin in a pen
Lantus - available in a syringe

He did note, with Levemir being more of a long lasting insulin, it is usually only noticed to improve the consistency of your blood sugar levels on a day-to-day basis. He said there is no proof thus far of giving you a better 3 month average. Again, it depends on the person and please consult your doctor about these insulin types and if they are right for you.

I plan to read more into both of these insulins myself and report back my findings. So look for more to come about these insulin types.

Michael Kralj
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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Glycosylated hemoglobin Test Results in May 2006

Hemoglobin Test Results

Today I visited my Diabetes Specialist to see how my sugar control has been in the past while, and to ensure no complications from diabetes have risen.

Glycosylated hemoglobin test how much sugar has been in a person's blood for the past two to four months. It is essential in telling a diabetic how effective they have been managing their blood sugar levels.

Firstly, my doctor mentioned no complications are showing due to diabetes and everything looks to be good. Secondly, my Hemoglobin results were a reading of 7.6 mmol/L. An excellent reading in my books, and is the area my results always hover around.

Overall, very pleased with my visit and my results.

Michael Kralj
These results are directly a result of my diabetic diet control.

Monday, May 08, 2006

How to Lower extremely High Blood sugar level

How to Lower extremely High Blood sugar level

At times, your Blood sugar levels may reach extremely high levels. Those times you ate that extra piece of cake, bought that ice cream when you probably shouldn't have and had not done proper measures to control the sugar levels. You always ensure your control measures are adequate to keep those sugars in line.

What do you do when it has reached that level of being Extremely High?

With Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes, you generally have two options to lower that high blood sugar.

1) Insulin - giving a few units of a fast acting insulin will begin to work in a half hour and knock those sugar levels down. Type 2 Diabetics generally do not require insulin, but at times of high sugar levels it may be necessary. Again, speak with your doctor to learn how much to give, and if you should be using insulin for blood sugar control.

2) Exercise - as is well known, exercise lowers blood sugar. This potentially may take longer to work than giving a shot of insulin, and in some situations is not possible. For example, celebrating your parents anniversary and you eat some extra cake there. You may be in a hall with family, and not in the right atmosphere to all of a sudden start running or doing exercise. Exercise is a great option when you have come home from work, your sugars are running high and you have the option to do some exercise to help bring those sugars down.

Both options can be done together, such as giving insulin and exercising. This will even quicker knock your sugars down, just be careful. If you give too much insulin and do exercise, you could be at risk of developing Low Blood Sugar Levels. So be careful!

Michael Kralj
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Sunday, May 07, 2006

Diabetes Awareness

Diabetes Awareness

There are 2 types of diabetes: Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes.

In Type 1 Diabetes, the body makes little or no insulin, and insulin must be given by injection. Type 1 diabetes is commonly called Juvenile Diabetes, and requires insulin injections 3 - 4 times a day for life. I am type 1 diabetic and give 4 insulin injections a day.

Type 2 diabetes, the most common type of diabetes, occurs when the body makes insulin, but the cells cannot use it properly. It most often occurs in over-weight people aged over 40 years that have a family history of diabetes.

The major problem with diabetes, is many diabetics aren’t aware they have it. Often significant damage is done before diabetes is diagnosed.

Michael Kralj
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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Diabetic Life Expectancy

Diabetic Life Expectancy

A Diabetic is prone to many more risks of developing complications due to their diabetes. The increased number of risks associated to having diabetes makes the life expectancy of a diabetic less than the general population.

On average, the life expectancy of a Diabetic averages 10 to 15 years less than a person without diabetes.

You can increase your life expectancy, by keeping your blood sugar levels under control and taking care of your Diabetic diet!

Michael Kralj
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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Juvenile Diabetes Risks

Juvenile Diabetes may strike individuals aged from a few months to their early forties. Banting and Best discovered insulin almost a century ago, but it was just a treatment, not a cure.
Today, diabetics still risk:
- Heart disease
- Stroke
- Blindness
- Kidney disease
- Nervous system disease
- Amputations
- Dental disease
- Erectile Dysfunction

Remember, watch your Diabetes Diet so the risks of getting these complications is reduced!

Michael Kralj
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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Type 1 Diabetes Symptoms

Symptoms for juvenile diabetes (Type 1 Diabetes) may occur suddenly and can include:

· Frequent urination
· Excessive thirst
· Extreme hunger all the time
· Sudden weight loss, for no apparent reason
· Weakness, drowsiness, or exhaustion
· Sudden vision change or blurred vision
· Nausea and vomiting

Type 2 Diabetes symptoms are any of the above, plus:

· Frequent infections
· Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
· Tingling/numbness in the hands or feet
· Recurring skin, gum or bladder infections

Michael Kralj
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