Whether you are newly diagnosed with diabetes or a veteran at diabetes management, it’s important to understand how alcohol affects your blood sugar. This article provides you with an overview of what happens in the body when you drink alcohol, how alcohol affects blood sugar levels, and what you can do to make sure you are able to enjoy a drink or two without compromising your health.Continue reading “How Alcohol Affects Blood Sugar”
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) happens when blood sugar is less than 70 mg/dl. The 15-15 rule is recommended to treat this condition. Continue reading “When Glucose is Low: Follow the 15-15 Rule”
Hypoglycemia (or low blood sugar) happens when your blood glucose is less than 70mg/dl. However, it is possible that you may experience low blood sugar symptoms at higher levels. Hypoglycemia is dangerous and can be life-threatening. It can lead to coma or death, if left untreated. Whenever possible, check your blood sugar level when you think it is low. Continue reading “Is hypoglycemia(low blood sugar) dangerous?”
“My blood sugars are low, but I feel totally fine!”
Very often, hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) symptoms occur when blood glucose levels fall below 70 mg/dl. But, many people have blood glucose readings below this level and feel no symptoms. This is called hypoglycemia unawareness. People with hypoglycemia unawareness are also less likely to be awakened from sleep when hypoglycemia occurs at night. Continue reading “Hypoglycemia Unawareness:”
The brain relies only on sugar to function, so it begins suffering when blood sugar (blood glucose) levels are low, usually less than 70 mg/dl. Hypoglycemia generally occurs when there is an excess of glucose lowering medications, after a long or intense exercise session or inadequate carbohydrate intake. However, it is important to talk to your health care provider about your individual blood glucose targets, and what level is too low for you.Continue reading “What is Hypoglycemia?”
Hypoglycemia and Physical Activity
It is important to become familiar with how your body responds to different durations and types of exercise.