Diabetic emergencies, PREVENTION

Not all diabetic emergencies can be prevented. Diabetes is a chronic illness and as it progresses, it can become harder to manage.

However a number of precautions can reduce the risk of diabetic emergency. These include

-- eating healthful,balanced,regular meals. Skipping meals is always dangerous.

-- promptly treating signs of infection or illness. Because diabetes damages organs,prompt treatment can prevent minor illnesses becoming more serious.

--not drinking too many alcoholic or sugary drinks. High sugar drinks can raise blood sugar and contribute to obesity .

--taking medication exactly as prescribed. It is because overdose may cause hypoglycemia.

--excercise regularily, it helps body to better control blood sugar.


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  • -- eating healthful,balanced,regular meals. Skipping meals is always dangerous.

    How about intermittent fasting?? patliputra

  • Skipping meals is surely dangerous specially for those on insulin therapy.

  • Not all type 1 diabetics are the same. If they drop too fast, they have to eat every few hours.

  • Self medication is dangerous thing.

  • No one said anything about 'blind dosing '. No one should blind dose with insulin.

  • I will send you a messagein a minute, Anup. It's okay.😀

  • Check your PMs. Sent you the messag.

  • Those precautions are of very general nature. No specific condition is discussed. Even intermittent fasting is regular . cure.

  • IF is tested and trusted by many.

  • if fbs is not normal...and person goes for intermittent fasting...will he be able to lower his Hba1c?

  • Being type 1 diabetic for 5 years I've not been able to fast at all during Ramadan because the fasts are long is one of the reasons.every type 1 knows how important it is to have a regular meal throughout the day and missing a meal or snack causes hypos.taking insulin when fasting causes fasting.simple as that

  • Sir what is Basal + Bolus ? pls tell

  • Basal insulin s long acting insulin that works 24 hours mostly taken before sleep. Bolus insulin is given 15 min before food intake to cover for the meal you are going to take.

  • I learnt somewhere that the most difficult emergency for a diabetic on insulin is when vomiting happens for some reason.Can anyone throw some light on this?

  • You can fast8-10 hours if not taking medicines once in a week,not daily7x7 days.

  • patliputra

    This is from an old article it seems. Typical ada ama aha style. The author presumes and recommends that all diabetics should take medicines and continue eating carbs.

    "--taking medication exactly as prescribed. It is because overdose may cause hypoglycemia."

    Here we are talking lchf and drugfree life.

    Of course due care must be taken during illness infections and vomiting. But remember raised bs is purely physiological. It provides energy to our defense system - white and other cells. Anything to bring down bs levels to normal 🐒🐒 limits can be harmful. Yes. Exceedingly high levels should be controlled. And let me remind you that recovery from illness infections etc continues for three to six weeks during which time bs levels remain high. So one should not get frustrated if bs is high during convelascense period.

  • If not taking medicine, that clause does not apply.

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