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Learning About Hypoglycemia and Diabetes

Hypoglycemia is defined as having a blood glucose level less or equal to 70 mg/dL by American Diabetes Association (ADA). When blood levels drop to 70 mg/dL or below it causes palpitations, sweating, tremor, seizures, coma, and even rarely, death. Errors in medicating are among most cited causes of hypoglycemia in type 2 diabetes. Nocturnal hypoglycemia events are commonly associated with young type 1 diabetes patients rarely in type 2 diabetes. Hypoglycemic unawareness in type 1 diabetes patient is dangerous and masked hypoglycemia in type 2 diabetes patients is also dangerous if one operates dangerous machinery or while driving.

According to one of the publication by ADA titled “Hypoglycemia in Diabetes: Pathophysiology, Prevalence, and Prevention”, risk factors for hypoglycemia are:

1 Ill-timed insulin injection, wrong type of insulin or wrong dose

2 Missing meals or during overnight fasting

3 After alcohol ingestion

4 During or after exercise

5 After weight loss

6 Renal impairment

Hypoglycemia can be a problem for some if not able to control it in time and manage appropriately. Hypoglycemia problems must be discussed thoroughly with healthcare providers. The diligence in monitoring the blood glucose is the key in preventing hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia should not be taken lightly; at the same token should not be a cause for behavior changes such as exercise avoidance or lack of drug compliance (skipping meds). Since life style management involving increased physical activities for type 2 diabetes patients, managing hypoglycemia becomes very important. Individuals should check their blood glucose before each exercise and prepare to ingest carbs if needed and/or reducing insulin doses (consult your health providers if insulin reduction is needed while exercise).

Engage with your health professionals (primary doctor, diabetes educator, and pharmacist, etc) to learn and share your successes in managing your diabetes with others in a community supporting group.

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DON'T WE NOT HAVE ANY PARAMETERS FOR DIABETICS LIKE INDIAN DIABETIC ASSOCIATION.WHY SHOULD WE DEPEND ON ADA WHICH IS FOR COLD COUNTRY WHERE AS OURS IS A TROPICAL ONE.HERE ONE DOCTORS SAYS YOU ARE SAFE UP TO B/S LEVEL OF 200 WHEN YOU ARE USING MEDICINE.FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT.

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I agree what medfree has said about the parameters

and regarding the safe reading beaing a doctor myself i would say any reading that crosses 170 mark is in need of attention

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Being a doctor yourself, you go by 170. Some go by 140, still others by 120 and on the other extreme 200. Sooo, we have a range of 120-200. Even if one removes the 200, the range is still pretty wide at 120-170.

This is just an observation :-)

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120 that too P/P

which doctor considers it as an emergency when the normal P/P range is 110-140

Just saying

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medfree sir

your readings 99 and 91 are your fasting ones or post meal?

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Sure sir

let me know the readings

will be waiting :)

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Let us leave all, follow medfree with LCHF .those who wish to follow will communicate in the forum and rest we will leave it to God. It is purely implicit followers with faith on proven record.

K.Rangaswamy

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my cholesterol level is 130 only .The range starts with 150. The Doc double checked my result and asked me to eat as much fat as I like. My age is 74 years. I am fit and

OK . Do you know Babhuji reddy an IItiean1970

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