Watch your High and Low Blood Sugar Levels!


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Watch your High and Low Blood Sugar Levels!

  1. 1. ==== ====For great Natural way to treat Type 2 DIABETES, Check this ====Right from the beginning, from the time you received your diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, the wordsyou heard were high blood sugar levels. Unfortunately, over a sustained period of time these highlevels have many detrimental health consequences. But as well as hyperglycemia, as a diabeticthere are times when you will get to deal with low blood sugar levels or hypoglycemia.There are several factors that can create hypoglycemia. Learning as much as you can about bothhigh and low blood sugar levels will allow you react appropriately to either situation.Hypoglycemia: The medical term for low blood sugar is hypoglycemia and can be caused by:excessive insulinnot eating a snack or meal, andeven exercising more than you normally doIf you have diabetes you will experience low blood sugar at some time.Symptom recognition of hypoglycemia can prevent serious health situations. Know the signs:sweatinga pounding heartshaking/tremblinghungeranxiousnesstinglingconfusion or difficulty in thinkingdrowsiness or weaknessstroppy behaviorspeech difficultynauseaheadachetirednessIf you have any of the above symptoms check your glucose level immediately and take theappropriate action if your level is below the acceptable range provided by your physician. Have asnack handy, you can quickly bring your sugar level back-up with a high-carbohydrate snack, suchashalf a cup of fruit juice or a regular soft drinkeat a few pieces of hard candy (approximately 6 pieces)
  2. 2. take two 15 gram glucose tablets (available at the pharmacy)Moderate or severe hypoglycemia requires stronger measures. If the diabetic (hopefully not you),is having trouble staying conscious, an injection of glucagon would be required.Hyperglycemia: Hyperglycemia is the medical term used to describe higher than normal bloodsugar levels. The causes include the amount (and type) of food you eat, illness, infection,insufficient medication and being inactive or under emotional pressure.Low blood sugar levels are easily identified... high blood sugar levels are not as easy to detect.Increased urination and thirst can be a couple of signs though, together with nausea, vomiting andabdominal pain. Because hyperglycemia is not as easy to identify, it is important to check yourblood sugars as directed by your health care practitioner.Untreated hyperglycemia can lead to more serious problems including ketoacidosis. This is asevere complication and some people die of this illness. Ketoacidosis refers to the fact that yourblood becomes very acidic as fat is broken down by your body for energy. Ketoacidosis occurs:most often in type 1 diabeticsis rare if your have type 2 diabetescan happen in type 2 diabetes if your have another illness such as an infection or trauma that putsyou under great stressIf you continue to experience high blood sugar levels, do not hesitate to contact your doctor tocheck if your eating plan and medication need adjustment.Would you like more information about alternative ways to handle your type 2 diabetes?To download your free copy of my E-Book, click here now: Answers to Your Questions... its basedon questions many diabetics have asked me over recent months.Beverleigh Piepers is a registered nurse who would like to help you understand how to live easilyand happily with your type 2 diabetes. Piepers is the author of this article. This article can be used for reprint on your websiteprovided all the links in the article are complete and active. Copyright (c) 2010 - All RightsReserved WorldwideArticle Source:
  3. 3. ==== ====For great Natural way to treat Type 2 DIABETES, Check this ====