A condition of low levels of sugar in the blood that causes muscle weakness, uncoordination, mental confusion, and sweating. When blood sugars drop too low, the brain cannot get the glucose it needs to function properly.
While severe symptoms are easy to spot, mild to moderate low blood sugar is not always easy to recognize. The more lows a child has, the greater the risk for lows that go unrecognized in the future, because fewer warning signs actually appear. To treat low blood sugar during the day, the child should immediately take 15 grams of glucose or a sugar source such as three or four glucose tablets, four ounces (half a cup) of 100-percent fruit juice, four ounces (half a cup) of regular (not diet) soda, or one tablespoon of sugar or honey. If the symptoms do not go away in 10 to 15 minutes, the blood sugar test should be repeated.
In the case of severe low blood sugar reading, the child should be given glucagon as prescribed. While exercise is important, extra physical activity can cause blood glucose levels to drop lower than usual, either during the exercises or much later (particularly during the night).
To help prevent nighttime lows, a child’s blood sugar should be checked at bedtime and then followed with a snack. It is also important that everyone who cares for a child with diabetes (even school bus drivers) should know that the child has diabetes and takes insulin. High intensity interval training (HIIT) has been growing in popularity in the past few years. Reactive hypoglycaemia (non-insulinoma pancreatogenous hypoglycemia syndrome) is a seemingly rare and potentially serious complication following gastric bypass. If you think you may have low blood sugar after eating, you should measure your blood sugar level using a glucometer available at any pharmacy. You will need to experiment with foods and figure out what YOUR triggers are, and what foods work BEST to bring you back from a sugar crash. Here is what happens in experiment A, when 12 patients 2 years after gastric bypass suspected on Reactive hypoglycaemia, are given a high carbohydrate meal of 8 oz. Here is what happens when the same patients are given a low-carbohydrate meal was composed of decaffeinated black coffee or tea without sugar, 1 egg, a 1-oz.
Note how the glucose level and the insulin level stay within normal levels and DO NOT SPIKE WIDELY as in experiment A. These experiments show us why we should not treat reactive hypoglycaemia like we do in diabetics.
In cases of severe hypoglycemia with loss of consciousness, immediate treatment with 3-4 glucose tablets (5 g each) or 3-4 tsp of honey should be given to patients who can swallow. Then, I started suffering through crushing highs, rattling lows and all of the mood swings that come with the territory.
So, when Rickina over at Stick Me Designs offered to send one of her deluxe clutch bags over for me to try out last week, I thought, "YAAAY!" (I might have said it out loud, too.) I had never used a diabetes-customized accessory before - I've just repurposed "normal people" items, like makeup bags and media cases. I found it especially useful to have a bag this size when I traveled last weekend - I could fit all you see in the picture above, plus my Dexcom receiver, cell phone, lip balm, Glucose tabs, Humalog pen, pen needles, and everything I needed for a set change (infusion set, cartridge, and insulin vial) in there, and for the most part, everything had its own compartment. While there are a few things I would have liked to be different (a liquid-resistant outer fabric, for example, for people like me who tend to not realize their finger is still gushing, and smear blood all over everything they touch after testing), I really do enjoy this bag.
Disclosure: Stick Me Designs sent me this clutch bag for free, with the understanding that I would share what I thought of it on my blog - good or bad. I will most likely not be posting much this week, as I'm putting something together behind the scenes that will require every bit of time I can dedicate to it.
Without giving away too many details up front, I can tell you that I think it will be very worth the wait. Today I'm bringing you a post from Sarah, whose cleverly titled "smartDpants" blog was born just a few weeks ago.
It is amazingly supportive and energizing to find community with others facing the same struggles (Hello, DOC!!).
In the midst of feeling all kinds of diabetes support, in the middle of my first week of planned, regular exercise, I had one of those times when every song on my playlist seemed to speak to how I was feeling.
Something about knowing there are other people feeling the same way, and thinking the same things, about shared challenges makes them easier for me to handle.
Then I realized I hadn't done an actual blood test in a couple of hours - I had been relying on CGM data - and it might be a good idea to change that.
I'm a couple of days late with this post - mostly because when I sat down to write in on Sunday evening, I couldn't find the right combination of words to express what I'm feeling.
Here was the prompt: What have you learned from other blogs - either this week or since finding the D-OC?

I guess what's why I couldn't find the words the other night - because I've already spoken many of them. But Diabetes Blog Week did provide some amplification - more voices, focused and more frequent writing, and a heightened sense of community. I think Diabetes Blog Week strengthens the bonds we have in this community, with each other.
Diabetes Blog Week 2011 has come to a close, and this video put together by Mike of What Some Would Call Lies illustrates just how awesome our community (and DBlog Week's organizer, Karen) is.
The level at which low blood sugar gets serious depends on the child’s age, health, and whether or not the child has had hypoglycemia before. If these symptoms appear, blood sugar should be checked around midnight and again at 3 A.M. This is called “hypoglycemia unawareness.” On the other hand, symptoms of hypoglycemia can increase if the number of lows is decreased. Although glucagon is rarely needed, it is vital to keep it on hand and to know how to use it if the blood sugar drops so low that the child cannot eat or drink. Children should not skip meals or snacks, but if a child does not eat appropriately or eats less than usual during the day, blood glucose should be checked more often than usual during the rest of the day. When a child exercises more than usual, more carbohydrates (such as peanut butter and crackers) should be given.
They must also understand what hypoglycemia is, how to lessen the risk, and how to recognize and treat the problem.
Do the test an hour before a meal, a few minutes after eating, an hour afterward, two hours after, etc. Your food log including the times you eat and any blood sugar highs or lows on that same log will be used to spot any patterns that might develop. Make sure you are following our dietary guidelines and instructions – eat protein first, then the complex carbohydrates and lastly the healthy fats. For example, diabetics are asked to eat candy to bring their blood sugar up quickly from an overdose of insulin (the cause of their hypoglycaemia).
I didn’t know what to do, as my schedule started not to allow me the time to really do what I needed to do to in some cases, stay vertical. I actually became a bit less resentful of my body revolting against me and decided that this could be fun. The modern print, in one of my favorite colors, is the icing on the cupcake that is this bag. A jewelry designer and teacher by trade, Katie is relatively new to both blogging and the diabetes online community, so please help me welcome her!
We were fairly estranged for most of my childhood, and have reconnected mostly since my marriage. Actually, it is kinda more like the shelves in the closet—it helps me make sense and order of chaos. Sarah writes today about the power of connecting with others, and the motivation and inspiration that it can bring.
I've felt very supported lately, both by folks in the DOC and in the not-online world--so much so that I started several new, good things all at the same time. I also like the idea that giving voice to how we get through something--how to manage--how to not just endure but live, better--and sharing examples of how we've done it, makes it seem possible to others as well.
Since I just began the smartDpants dblog, volunteering to do a guest post for Kim is both scary and amazing at the same time.
Being mad at myself for forgetting, and knowing that the pump site I had in was over 3 days old, I opted for an injection. What has your experience of blogging the DBlog Week topics with other participants been like? We may not all agree on many things (or anything at all, necessarily) - but we can still respect and support one another.
Today let’s put a twist on that topic and focus on the good things diabetes has brought us. If a child is having lows during the night, the nighttime insulin dosage, type, or timing of the insulin injections may need to be adjusted.
A child who is having too many episodes of low blood sugar on a regular basis (such as every day) needs to have an adjustment in the diabetes regimen.
It is important to emphasize at school that a child who might be having a hypoglycemic episode should not be sent to the nurse’s office alone, even for a blood sugar check. Keep a food log and keep track of your blood glucose readings at all the various times before and after meals.

Over time you’ll be able to spot trends and understand how your body is working a bit better.
The rule-of-thumb is a bit of simple carbohydrates to bring the crash up quickly, then a balance of protein and fat to keep the glucose up.
I teach the technology classes at a small, private school, I’m attached to my laptop and my smartphone and I love video games. Ok, it doesn’t play games, run apps or do anything that a lot of people find special, but for me, it has made me peek at things in a new light. This was something I needed in my life… I hope it has inspired you to clean out your heart’s closet, chuck the garbage, and maybe rediscover some treasures you can be cherishing!
Since my identity includes both of those invisible aspects , I get what It Gets Better is about.
I'd much rather hear about how someone deals with an issue I have, complete with the reality about all of the difficulties and barriers in the way, and truth about how they managed. Finally, here's to helping others feel like they are seen by living our own lives visibly and sharing our stories. Hers was one of the first dblogs I found, and I felt an instant connection with it--and her--through her honesty, her kindness and her hilarious wit.
And when you do what I did - eat enough to cover the low blood sugars of three people, not just one - you set yourself up to be catapulted to Hyperglycemia Land in no time.
I've decided I just need to write, and quit over-thinking it (HAHAHAHA not possible but it sounds good). Hypoglycemia can occur in any infant or child who takes insulin injections for diabetes, or in people with type 2 diabetes taking certain medications. If for some reason a test is not possible, it is safer to assume that the cause of the child’s behavior is low blood sugar and treat the suspected low with carbohydrates.
Signs that it is needed include lethargy, unconsciousness, or the inability to swallow normally. A middle-of-the-night blood glucose reading should be done if a child has eaten less than usual during the day. When I was diagnosed with diabetes (adult type 1, thanks so much body for revolting) right before my 34th birthday, I felt like I would have to undo my geek status in relation to my health. Like with a real cabinet, when your heart is cluttered, it is really easy to misplace things and forget what you have. That seems so much more empowering than advising on all things *not* to do (like we don't already know, right?). There was no math involved in what I dialed up; a simple "Yep, sounds good" from myself acknowledged that this would be the dose I'd go with. It's helped me crawl out of my shell; forced me (in the best way) to extend myself socially in ways I might not have before.
It is safer to treat a child for low blood sugar when levels are normal, than to ignore a situation in which the blood sugar is actually low.
Teachers should also understand that low blood sugar can be triggered by an altered mealtime, a skipped meal or snack, or extra physical activity.
Diabetics who inject themselves with too much insulin, can develop reactive hypoglycaemia because insulin drops their blood glucose to very low levels.
I’m kinda infertile (which is heartwrenching) but the insulin resistance is the more medically crummy symptom.
Hallie put together what must have been a very time-consuming video with just about everybody listed on there. Low blood glucose levels can occur in certain patients after gastric bypass (exact number not known) and this can produce several symptoms of varied severity.
That last one is crazy unbelievable, because in 31 years of type 1 diabetes I've never exercised on my own. Wow!) And the imaginations, creativity, and just plain guts this community possesses was so fun to see.
I didn't have to think about it, someone else told us what to do and where to be, I got to hang out with my friends, make music and cool designs at the same time.

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