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Dr. Jagruti Parikh

PREVENTING LOW BLOOD SUGAR

  1. Eat your meals and snacks at the time each day.
  2. Carry /keep foods to treat low blood sugar for emergencies.
  3. Take a snack if you plan to exercise more.
  4. Eating out-inject your insulin or take your pills after you get the restaurant, as your meal may be delayed.
  5. Alcohol should be taken with a snack or with the meal.
  6. Check your blood sugar often.
  7. Ensure that your family and friends know what to look for and what to do in case you have low blood sugar.

 

MANAGEMENT OF HYPOGLYCEMIA

 

  1. Marie biscuits: 4-6 nos.
  2. A cup of milk / yogurt.
  3. A fruit
  4. Treatment foods -
    1. 2 – 3 tsp honey
    2. 3 tsp white sugar / glucose powder
    3. 1 cup of coca cola, limca, orange.
  5. If response in adequate then –injection glucagon 1mg subcutaneously - Intravenous glucose.
  6. If blood glucose level falls below 70 mg/dl(3.9mmol/l),treat with 15 g of carbohydrate ,which is equivalent :
    1. 3 glucose tablets.
    2. Fruits juice or regular soft drinks ½ cup
    3. Saltine crackers, 6
  7. Wait 15 min and restarts, if blood glucose level remains <70 mg/dl (<3.9 mmol/l), treat with another 15g of carbohydrate.
  8. Repeat testing and treatment until the blood sugar level returns to within normal range.
  9. Evaluate the time to next meal or snack to determine the need for the additional food.  If it is more than an hour to next meal add an additional 15g of carbohydrate.
  10. If the patient is not drowsy and can swallow give 200 ml of orange juice.
  11. On recovery give 20g of starchy carbohydrate such as slice of bread or two digestive biscuits.
  12. If patient cannot swallow give Hystyop gel around gums.

PREVENTING LOW BLOOD SUGAR

  1. Eat your meals and snacks at the time each day.
  2. Carry /keep foods to treat low blood sugar for emergencies.
  3. Take a snack if you plan to exercise more.
  4. Eating out-inject your insulin or take your pills after you get the restaurant, as your meal may be delayed.
  5. Alcohol should be taken with a snack or with the meal.
  6. Check your blood sugar often.
  7. Ensure that your family...

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Dr. Jagruti Parikh

Hypoglycemia has been defined as a clinical syndrome with diverse causes in which low levels of plasma glucose eventually lead to Neuroglycopenia( i.e less than 50mg%)Modern  physiological definition of hypoglycaemia  is any decrease in plasma glucose concentration below 65mg/dl

 

CAUSES OF LOW BLOOD SUGAR

  1. Excessive treatment, too much insulin or too many pills.
  2. Missed a meal or snacks, or eaten less food or later than usual.
  3. Excessive exercise or more activity than usual.
  4. Alcohol on an empty stomach.
  5. Special occasions causing a change in your schedule (marriage, travelling, loose motion, vomiting.)
  6. Errors in dosage or timing.
  7. Renal (kidney) or liver dysfunction.
  8. Interaction with other drugs.
  9. Change of injection site.
  10. Other hormonal problems (hypothyroidism).

 

SIGNS OF LOW BLOOD SUGAR.

  1. Sweating, hunger, shaky feeling, faintness, dizziness, weakness, nervousness, irritability & confusion.
  2. The heart may pound, your head may ache or your lips/tongue may tingle.
  3. Mood changes, slurred speech, drowsiness, visual disturbances or cannot be awakened.
  4. Wake up with a headache or have damp sheets (these features suggest that you may have had a low blood sugar during sleep.
  5. Memory lapse, convulsion altered sensorium.
  6. Vomiting, irritability.
  7. Hypothermia (sudden coldness or shivering)

Hypoglycemia has been defined as a clinical syndrome with diverse causes in which low levels of plasma glucose eventually lead to Neuroglycopenia( i.e less than 50mg%)Modern  physiological definition of hypoglycaemia  is any decrease in plasma glucose concentration below 65mg/dl

 

CAUSES OF LOW BLOOD SUGAR

  1. Excessive treatment, too much insulin or too many pills.
  2. Missed a meal or...

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Dr. Jagruti Parikh

  1. Elevates your metabolism so that you burn more calories everyday
  2. Increases your aerobic capacity (fitness level). This gives you the ability to go through your day with less relative energy expenditure. This enables a “Fit” person to have more energy at the end of the day and get more accomplished during the day with less fatigue.
  3. Maintains, tones, and strengthens your muscle. Exercise also increases your muscular endurance.
  4. Decreases your blood pressure.
  5. Increases the oxidation of fat.
  6. Increases HDL (good) cholesterol.
  7. Makes the heart a more efficient pump by increasing stroke volume.
  8. Increases haemoglobin concentration in your blood. Haemoglobin is part of the red blood cell that carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.
  9. Decreases the tendency of the blood to clot in the blood vessels. This is important because small clots travelling in the blood are often the cause of heart attacks and strokes.
  10. Increases the strength of the bones.
  11. Causes the development of new blood vessels in the heart and other muscles.
  12. Enlarges the arteries that supply blood to the heart.
  13. Decreases blood levels of triglycerides (fat).
  14. Improves control of blood sugar.
  15. Improves sleep patterns.
  16. Increases the efficiency of the digestive system which may reduce the incidence of colon cancer.
  17. Increases the thickness of cartilage in joints which has a protective effect on the joints.
  18. Decreases a woman’s risk of developing endometriosis by 50%.
  19. Increases the amount of blood that flows to the skin making it look and feel healthier.
  20. Exercise, in addition to all the physiological and anatomical benefits, just makes you feel great.
  1. Elevates your metabolism so that you burn more calories everyday
  2. Increases your aerobic capacity (fitness level). This gives you the ability to go through your day with less relative energy expenditure. This enables a “Fit” person to have more energy at the end of the day and get more accomplished during the day with less fatigue.
  3. Maintains, tones, and strengthens your muscle....

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saurav prakash

I can totally understand your consternation here at the effects of insulin shots. It is not a very pleasant feeling. However, I would advise you to ask your doctor the reason for switching you to insulin shots from pills. You should also ask your doctor if the dosage is correct. Do not switch back to pills without the express permission of your doctor. After all, the doctor knows best. 

I can totally understand your consternation here at the effects of insulin shots. It is not a very pleasant feeling. However, I would advise you to ask your doctor the reason for switching you to insulin shots from pills. You should also ask your doctor if the dosage is correct. Do not switch back to pills without the express permission of your doctor. After all, the doctor knows best. 

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saurav prakash

Please void ayurvedic medicine completely for the treatment of diabetes. Many would say otherwise, but studies have shown and doctors agree that ayurvedic medicine adversely affects the kidneys and heart in people with diabetes.  Ayurvedic medicine does nothing to control your blood sugar levels. You should take allopathic medicines and follow healthy diabetic friendly diet and exercise regularly to treat diabetes.

Please void ayurvedic medicine completely for the treatment of diabetes. Many would say otherwise, but studies have shown and doctors agree that ayurvedic medicine adversely affects the kidneys and heart in people with diabetes.  Ayurvedic medicine does nothing to control your blood sugar levels. You should take allopathic medicines and follow healthy diabetic friendly diet and exercise...

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