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Time to eradicate hypoglycemia

I found out yesterday that on August 18th we lost a bright, energetic, amazing young man – 22 years old – because of hypoglycemia. Today I am attending the #beyondA1C Diabetes Outcome Measures FDA workshop. I mentioned last week that … Continue reading

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Hypoglycemia Awareness

Another important thing to be aware of – whether or not you have diabetes – is hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia, or low blood glucose, can be an emergency situation. Those of us with diabetes work hard each day to avoid emergencies, but … Continue reading

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Low Blood Glucose

Has this ever happened to you? You feel symptoms of a low blood glucose (hypoglycemia), you check, and it’s actually not low? This can happen if you are nervous/excited and are experiencing the affects of adrenaline, which can be the … Continue reading

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It’s that time of year again…

With snow comes shoveling, and with shoveling comes hypoglycemia, aka low blood glucose. Yesterday I shoveled three times – morning, mid-day, and late afternoon. I think it finally stopped snowing during the night. Then at 1:30 this morning, when I … Continue reading

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Low Blood Glucose and the Elderly

A study showed that almost 100,000 people visit the ER each year because of diabetes. In the study, 96% of those ER visits were related to hypoglycemia, or low blood glucose. People over 80 are more than twice as likely … Continue reading

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Memory and Diabetes

Many of us with diabetes worry about the long-term effects of low blood glucose (hypoglyemia) on our brain cells. There is evidence that severe lows can have an effect on the brain. But what about repeated mild or moderate lows? … Continue reading

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Hypoglycemia and cardiovascular health

Managing diabetes is about protecting blood vessels. High blood glucose (sugar) over time can lead to damage in both large (macro) and small (micro) vessels in our bodies. The large vessels feed the heart and brain with oxygen, and we … Continue reading

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A Day Late…

Yesterday’s prompt was about adversity. Do I bloom best in adversity? As far as diabetes goes, I’d have to say no. I think of hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) as adversity in managing diabetes. And when I’m low I have a … Continue reading

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Check BG before Insulin before Food

Don’t you just love when life throws a good lesson in your face? I had that happen last night. I was talking to a patient on Friday about checking blood glucose. He was going on a pump for the first … Continue reading

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Diabetes Supplies

Once you have diabetes you become a pack mule. I recently got a call from a patient who learned this lesson the hard way. She was 2000-plus miles away from home when her pump stopped working. Another pump was shipped … Continue reading

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