DefinitionType 2 diabetes is a life-long (chronic) disease in which there is a high level of sugar (glucose) in the blood. The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. IMPORTANT: Please note that you must now log in with your email address and not your username! Does anyone have a link to credible research as to whether artificial sweeteners cause weight gain. Originally Posted By mauserfan: Does anyone have a link to credible research as to whether artificial sweeteners cause weight gain.
I don't think they cause weight gain directly, but I've seen some research indicating that the body responds to them similarly to sugar (i.e. If artificial sweeteners caused an insulin response anything close to what you get from drinking a sugared soda, you'd have a hypoglycemic seizure. Biotin 250 mcg assists in the metabolism of dietary carbohydrates, fats and protein and helps to maintain healthy nails and hair.
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Seeing as I had just given him fast acting insulin and he is still very much honeymooning (a time after diagnosis where the patient still produces some insulin so less artificial insulin is required) I wanted to leave the school office staff with a glucagon kit. I anticipated the office staff (there is no nurse on school property other than on Fridays) having an idea of what a glucagon kit is and who should be contacted if it is required.
The very sweet and kind office staff member that was fortunate enough to deal with a flustered mom this morning (thats me) was doing her best to find the information and help rest my nerves. The staffer called me a bit after I left to let me know that the principal, assistant principal and counselor were familiar with glucagon.
I had not asked at Middles school who was trained prior to today because until today my son was not using fast acting insulin at school.
Interesting that you write this because I was thinking about this from the other side a few days ago–as in, what would be the reactions of the staff at the daycare I work at if we had a kid in our care with diabetes to all the intricacies of management. Of course, my question becomes then [especially after just writing a paper about life-threatening food allergies and the psychosocial effects on kids and families], given the crap system we have here for in-school medical care, how many parents have put their own careers on hold because of inadequate provision of care in schools? In Manitoba, the education system funds nursing care for students who need it–one thing I do like, though, is that we have a program called Unified Referral and Intake System [or URIS].
It saddens me to learn of parents that have had to put their carriers on hold but still many do it, not just for diabetes either – so many other kids that have cognitive or physical differences that require constant care. Curious that glucagon in Manitoba and other areas of Canada is considered non-autoinjector (I mean it is non-autoingector) thus not able to be utilized by non-health professionals. I just think with the proper education and training it would become less scary and more staff would be willing to assist.
I meet many parents that have not been prescribed glucagon or have not ever renew their prescriptions since diagnosis. As much as I don’t like living I Texas, I am very thankful for how well-advocated our kiddos are in school here. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. There are studies about how it might change gut bacteria, people drink more since it doesn't affect the area of the brain that tells the body it has too much sugar, increases hunger, increases insulin resistance, etc. It would be bad for potential buyers to have to step lightly around ironman action figures, rogue legos and stacks of who-knows-what. Glad you asked – well you stuck around this long to find out about glucagon so I assume you are slightly interested. I give the boy 1.5 units of novalog, remind him to drink water and watch his sugars then send him off to class. I miss the way every staff member at the schools knew which kids had diabetes, which had severe food allergies and what actions to take if there was an emergency whether it was on the playground, cafeteria, classroom, library or gym. All this effort and planning should not go to hell in a hand basket the moment any of my kids step foot in a school. The US has a better system of accommodation protection, I think, than Canada [don’t quote me on that], even if the system changes everywhere.

Thankfully it is considered emergency treatment here and can be administered by non-health professionals. Asking school staff to be responsible for the physical well being of children that take a drug daily that could kill them is scary.
Thanks for the reply and alerting me to my mistake – thats what I get for trying to write a post while still fuming from my interaction with the school.
I think at the hospital we are handed so many new things that the glucagon gets tossed in the mix with little explanation. I mean it isn’t like I tell people how to do their job ?? but I could see myself just yelling give him glucagon! Jamieson's Biotin 250 mcg contains a high quality source of biotin that is processed without heat or solvents to ensure the integrity and effectiveness of this important nutrient. Not excellent but not shabby considering the 457 he went to bed with (received novalog to correct that number).
To use the glucagon kit one must inject the water into the vial of powdered glucagon, swish to mix and refill syringe with liquified mixture, then inject into person with diabetes. Not only had they never seen one they didn’t believe any staff on campus knew what they were or if any were trained to use the emergency kit. There are some schools and some districts that are better than others at providing support. So imagine my shock to learn that the office staff – the staff that have to deal with medical emergencies have no idea if anyone is trained or who those staff members would be. Please do not make changes to your medical care plan based on my stories - always consult your medical team. I get that but if the nurses really cared about our kids they wouldn’t fight it so hard. All posts within the blog are based on my experiences as a mother of children with diabetes. Links to other sites are provided for information only -- they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites. Still a bagel with cream cheese, banana and slim jim is not exactly the lunch my kids were each hoping for. The dishes in the sink aren’t going to wash themselves and it is never good when the cat can chase around fur bunnies due to lack of vacuuming.
It’ll all come together even if it takes a few pots of coffee and some stress eating (i never do that). During the Thanksgiving break he was receiving 2-3 shots of fast acting insulin due to after meal spikes (the high carb count meals during the break were not helpful). This is normally only done if the pwd is unconscious or having seizures do to a severe hypoglycemic episode (hypoglycemia is caused when there is too much insulin and too little sugar in the body – it can be deadly).
Certainly someone in the school knows about diabetes and glucagon and emergency diabetes care.
But up until July of 2013 no non-licensed person (meaning no one that wasn’t a certified nurse) could assist in insulin injections. What if the same is true at the other two schools – no one knowing who is trained – are there people trained? I wish schools across the country would recognize the importance of educating all staff regarding medical emergencies. I have given many away to schools to use for training but I bet I still have a dozen or more around the house.
Please do not change your diabetes managment based on any informaiton found within the blog without first seeking assistance from your doctor. I told him to text me his numbers 2 hours post meal and if he was above 250 I would come give him a shot of novalog.
In July the CA supreme court ruled that it was now legal for non-medical staff to assist in insulin administration. True the paramedics carry them but still I like the idea of having them handy and having them at the schools.
She is very good, and volunteers some time to answer questions, and present some very interesting info. When you have type 2 diabetes, your fat, liver, and muscle cells do not respond correctly to insulin.

Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited. Prior to the ruling parents of cwd who were not independent (meaning they managed their diabetes without supervision at school) would have to go to their child’s school and assist their child or their child would not get insulin all day even for meals. It is true insulin can kill a person if administered incorrectly and I am not asking for anyone to inject my son with insulin (even though its the law and I have ever right to ask that). Let’s assume she did train 3 people in each school – does anyone at those schools know who is trained? Staff changes and sometimes things like emergency protocols for kids with chronic illness are not passed on to new staffers (that is the case at my sons school). As a result, blood sugar does not get into these cells to be stored for energy.When sugar cannot enter cells, a high level of sugar builds up in the blood. The new law was supposed to ensure that schools would have at least 1 or more staff members willing and able to assist in determining insulin amount, injecting insulin, and overseeing care in general. I assured her he would never likely need the glucagon but felt better she at least listened to my explanations.
I assured her I would bring in an old glucagon and train any and all willing how to use it. This leads to the symptoms of type 2 diabetes.Type 2 diabetes usually develops slowly over time. Increased fat makes it harder for your body to use insulin the correct way.Type 2 diabetes can also develop in people who are thin. This is more common in older adults.Family history and genes play a role in type 2 diabetes.
Low activity level, poor diet, and excess body weight around the waist increase your chance of getting the disease. LEARN THESE SKILLSLearning diabetes management skills will help you live well with diabetes.
Keep learning about diabetes, its complications, and how to control and live well with the disease. Stay up-to-date on new research and treatments.MANAGING YOUR BLOOD SUGARChecking your blood sugar level yourself and writing down the results tells you how well you are managing your diabetes. Talk to your doctor and diabetes educator about how often to check.To check your blood sugar level, you use a device called a glucose meter.
The meter gives you a reading that tells you the level of your blood sugar.Your doctor or diabetes educator will help set up a testing schedule for you. Based on your numbers, you may need to make changes to your meals, activity, or medicines to keep your blood sugar level in the right range.
HEALTHY EATING AND WEIGHT CONTROLWork closely with your providers to learn how much fat, protein, and carbohydrates you need in your diet. Your meal plans should fit your lifestyle and habits and should include foods that you like.Managing your weight and having a well-balanced diet are important. People with type 2 diabetes may need to take special steps before, during, and after physical activity or exercise.MEDICINES TO TREAT DIABETESIf diet and exercise do not help keep your blood sugar at normal or near-normal levels, your doctor may prescribe medicine. Since these drugs help lower your blood sugar level in different ways, your doctor may have you take more than one drug.Some of the most common types of medicines are listed below.
You may not notice a foot injury until you have severe damage to the skin and tissue below, or you get a severe infection.Diabetes can also damage blood vessels.
Support GroupsThere are many diabetes resources that can help you understand more about type 2 diabetes. Infection can also cause pain and itching in other parts of the body.Diabetes may make it harder to control your blood pressure and cholesterol. Nerve damage can make it harder for men to have an erection.High blood sugar and other problems can lead to kidney damagedialysiskidney transplant. You can get to a healthy weight by eating healthy foods, controlling your portion sizes, and leading an active lifestyle.

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