Seeing as today is World Diabetes Day, I thought this would be the perfect time to share my latest adjustment to our diabetes care and organization. I previously posted a series of printables that I still use some of but have recently decided to simplify how my son and our family log is blood readings and insulin doses, medications and any notes or important information. A great tip for anyone monitoring their child's blood levels is use a colour code to see patterns in blood sugar levels. On another note, when we were at our last clinic visit I mentioned that our insulin pens felt like they were breaking.
If you met most of the above-said criteria, then you need to undergo for diabetes screening. If the test result indicates that a person has diabetes, then should be re-confirming with a second test on a different day. Fasting Plasma Glucose (FPG) – is a blood-glucose test after not having anything to eat or drink (except water - even do not drink a lot of water before the test) a minimum of eight hours before the test. Oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) – or glucose challenge test is a blood-glucose test before, and two hours after you eat a carbohydrate-rich food or drink a special sweet drink. Random plasma glucose test – is a blood-glucose test at any time of the day no restrictions.
Glycated hemoglobin test (A1C) – is a test done at any time, there is no fast or drink anything, and it measures the average BS for the past two to three months. People getting different results between tests may indicate diabetes is trying to get through the system.
For many, making few lifestyle changes such as losing some weight, increase in physical activity and eat healthy can help reverse diabetes or at least delay its onset. Diabetic ketoacidosis develops when the level of toxic acids called ketones rises dramatically in the bloodstream. For diabetics, keeping the blood sugar level under control is the only option for preventing diabetes-related complications including diabetic ketoacidosis. Occasionally, physicians may ask their patients to check their blood sugar level during the night. People suffering from type 2 diabetes should check their blood sugar level one or more times daily. The risk of developing ketoacidosis is particularly high in people who have been recently diagnosed with diabetes or diabetics who do not monitor their blood sugar level regularly. Therefore, when you are ill or under stress, your body uses its glucose reserve to release the excess glucose in the bloodstream.
Diabetic ketoacidosis can be prevented by checking the ketone level in the urine and blood when you are ill, stressed, your blood sugar level is high or after you start a new diabetes medication.
I have strong memories of hypoglycemia anxiety from my early days of living with Type 1 diabetes. I counsel people with Type 1 diabetes, and one of the most stressful parts of diabetes for many people is the experience of being hypoglycemic. Hypoglycemia anxiety can diminish their quality of life, and often results in an ongoing elevated blood glucose level that causes other health issues.
Anxiety becomes problematic when we overestimate the dangers that surround us, and underestimate our ability to cope.  We can reduce anxiety by developing a more realistic perception of the dangers we face, and of our ability to cope with them. I have had many patients describe feeling “low” when their blood glucose readings are actually in the normal range.  Many believe this is because they are on their way to a low and will just keep dropping.
For those with high levels of anxiety, it can be helpful to develop a hierarchy (list) of fears.
The nursing student starts to look at factual evidence to challenge her belief she will go low and die.
If you are struggling with anxiety, or someone you care about who has diabetes is struggling with anxiety, maybe you can try some of the techniques described here. If your hypoglycaemia anxiety is so high that these ideas seem out of reach for you, then please consider accessing professional support.
Michelle Sorensen is a member of the Ontario College of Psychologists and has a private practice in Clinical Psychology in Ottawa. Having had T1D for 64 years and literally thousands of lows i was not anxious about having them.
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Taking this diabetic pills thrice daily after meals helps control the blood sugar levels of an individual.
In case of medicine fail and the worst condition of a multiple health disorder patient, world’s top doctors prefer to give their patients Glycemate. Now he relies on blood tests and insulin injections at least 4 times a day just to stay alive.We are raising money to help fund Diabetes Research so one day there might be a cure. Diabetes diagnosing tests are Fasting Plasma Glucose FPG test, Oral Glucose Tolerance OGT test (most emphasized), Random plasma glucose test (not reliable) and A1C. Where blood-glucose levels have not risen high enough or not yet stabilizes to be higher level to show up on every test result.
This diabetes-related complication occurs when abysmally low levels of insulin in your blood impairs absorption of glucose from the bloodstream, thereby depriving your body of its main source of energy.
Ketones are produced as byproducts of fat metabolism. Diabetic ketoacidosis can be fatal if left untreated. A healthy diet combined with regular physical activities can help to keep your blood sugar level close to the normal level. Type 1 diabetes patients should check their blood sugar level three or more times each day. Multiple blood sugar tested is usually needed to monitor the glucose level during illnesses, when a patient is introduced to a new diabetes medication or when the daily routine changes. The blood sugar level is usually tested before meals, especially in the morning or after fasting for eight or more hours. It may occur after your physician changes the dosage of the insulin medication or changes your diabetes medication. However, if you do not have enough insulin to absorb the glucose, your body will switch to fat as a source of energy. Patients in my practice with very high blood glucose levels have learned to look at the evidence and develop more balanced thoughts about the likelihood of a dangerous low.
This allowed her to keep her BG levels in a normal range for longer periods of time, without giving in to the impulse to snack and boost them higher to get rid of the hypoglycemia anxiety she felt.
This can be helpful when patients are becoming accustomed to a healthier range of blood glucose levels after having lived with higher readings due to the fear of hypoglycemia. For example, take some deep breaths every time you sit down to eat a meal or to catch up on email. I have met patients who have underlying worries about the long-term effects of their high blood sugar, but it just never seems like the right time to change their way of coping.
Start with the most intense sources of anxiety at the top of the list and the least feared situations, events or people at the bottom.  Work your way up the list gradually, gathering evidence about your ability to confront yours fears until you are able to tackle the most intense ones on the list.
Of course, all of these techniques need to be used in conjunction with support from family and health care professionals. It is a good idea to speak to your diabetes educator or endocrinologist for support and possibly referral information.
My simple advice would always be avoid panic, keep packets of sugar with you always, take medicine and meals regularly, regular exercise and visit a doc monthly or quarterly.
I experienced this anxiety when first diagnosed (at 32 of T1D) partly because I had seen my mother (also T1D) have low blood sugars at a young age, when I didn’t really understand what was happening. I could have used that a few years ago ?? I really appreciate the frankness of the article, thank you! Now that i am older i get very anxious after them for an hour or so but understanding what is happening to your body helps.
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It can be prevented by keeping the blood sugar under control and monitoring the glucose and the ketone levels. For insulin-dependent diabetes, it is necessary to take insulin and other diabetes medications as directed by the physician. Blood sugar is normally tested before and after meals, before going to bed and before and after workouts or physical activities. Sometimes, your physician may instruct you to check your serum glucose level after meals, especially when your doctor changes the dosage of your insulin medication or introduces a new medication.


You should seek emergency medical care if the ketone level in your urine is higher than normal. If they note that accurate carbohydrate counting and insulin dosing keeps them in safe range, coupled with testing BG regularly and carrying sources of sugar for lows, then they become more willing to gradually reduce their blood glucose levels.
You can use imagery to imagine feared events beforehand, and prepare yourself to confront them by using cognitive restructuring or relaxation methods.
Unfortunately, I cannot tell her that I know for sure she is wrong.  But I can suggest we explore her underlying assumptions and figure out if this belief is very realistic. It is important to develop confidence in her ability to cope with hypoglycemia… yes, it is best to prevent lows when possible, but she can treat the lows quickly and recover from them. If you choose to see a psychologist or social worker, I recommend someone who practices CBT, which is an evidence-based clinical approach. That pervaded into my own experience and my coping mechanism in my school life was to keep my sugars a bit higher than they should have been. Enjoyed the article but T1D is different for each person, take the time to understand what is happening to your body, it do s help with anxiaty.
Active ingredients of this formula are full of antioxidants that reduce glucose absorption and reduce inflammation in the body.  Making religious use of this formula controls blood pressure levels and sugar contents in your body. People having diabetes are suggested to go for a morning walk daily and also are suggested to eat lots of green vegetables. In these spaces we put his blood reading from his metre and then what insulin dose he gets. They come is cool colours now and the delivery of insulin, although it takes a little getting used to, is a lot smoother.
The oral glucose tolerance test is no longer useful in hypoglycemia diagnosis because experts say the test can actually trigger hypoglycemic symptoms. However, type 2 diabetes patients can keep their blood glucose level under control with diet, exercise and non-insulin medications may skip daily blood sugar testing. This can be done in conversation with a therapist or by writing down negative thoughts and challenging the thoughts using thought records (see Mind over Mood by Christine Padesky and Dennis Greenberger for a patient’s guide to cognitive behavioral therapy). I work on gathering evidence to develop new, more balanced beliefs with patients who are overcome with anxiety about hypoglycemia. I have seen patients reduce their levels of anxiety and greatly improve their quality of life.  It is absolutely worth the effort. But this year my Fasting blood sugar level is suddenly gone to 118, I did not do the postprandial test this time because I was confident that my sugar blood levels shall be normal. Where earlier, I could hardly eat any sweet thing…using this supplement gave me a chance to enjoy those delicacies often. In that case, continue with the same dosage of Glycemate and soon, you will see a balance in your body’s blood sugar levels. When you are experiencing a rise in blood sugar levels, you should take care of your eating habits and then take the supplement daily. Besides, doctor’s consultation is still important to keep yourself away from all complications. If you use Humapens instead of syringes for insulin and you haven't replaced them in a few years ask your diabetes team about these! I don’t care about using another test strip it if means my blood sugars are better controlled!
I do not have a sweet tooth, there is no history of diabetes in the family trees of either my mother's or my father's side and 5 days a week I have a brisk morning walk for 45 minutes and never had a complain of fatigue or lethargy.
We started doing this about four years ago as he was part of a study at Sick Kids and it was not only required but turned out to be good practice. It shows the higher sensitivity of IGT over IFG for predicting progression to type2 diabetes.
Do I repeat my blood sugar test at a different laboratory, or do I see a physician and take his advice? Let me share my experience with you all through this review so that you too can get relief from the health problems that occur due to diabetes.
Screening by the criteria for IFG alone would identify fewer people who subsequently, progress to type2 diabetes than would be the oral glucose tolerance test.



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