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These days I'm getting so weak , My Weight is getting decreased day by day . And thyroid tests were done and diabetic tests too. , reports were normal. But I'm not getting why my weight is reducing . What should I do to gain weight ?

BHMS
Homeopath, Ludhiana
These days I'm getting so weak , My Weight is getting decreased day by day . And thyroid tests were done and diabetic...
Hello. Eat high carbs and calories in diet. Take full cream and milk products. Take soya products and also soya milk. Eat nuts daily because it rich in omega 3 and healthy fat. Take protein shakes daily. Protein powder is easily available in market. Take it twice a day. Take avocados, banana, cheese, white rice, potato, sweet potato, dark chocolate, peanut butter, soyabean etc. Non veg is also good. Eat eggs daily. Meat and fish two to three times a week. Take homoeopathic tonic:- alfa alfa malt (2 spoons twice a day). Take it one hr before meal. I hope this satisfied you.
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My father is suffering from Diabetes and he is taking herbal medicines from long time so I want to ask this medicines are good for health?

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
My father is suffering from Diabetes and he is taking herbal medicines from long time so I want to ask this medicines...
There are no scientific data and research on safty of such medicines. It can damage the important organ like heart kidney liver in silent way.
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I am 46 years old and diabetic II since 2002. At present I am taking Amaryl 2mg (daily one tab) -- glucophase 500 mg (daily 3 tab) ---Cardace 2.5 mg (daily 1 tab) Januvia 100 mg (daily 1 tab. At presently by HbA1C is 7.4. Please advice.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am 46 years old and diabetic II since 2002. At present I am taking Amaryl 2mg (daily one tab) -- glucophase 500 mg ...
your medicines are good ..but what is your fasting sugar ..pp sugar levels..hba1c is near to target of 7... just follow these tips to control diabetes 1-Losing Extra Weight:-helps lowering blood pressure and cholesterol too. For woman: waist of 80 cm or more & for man: waist of 90 cm or more are at risk 2- Constant and regular food timings :-improves metabolic activity and helps in reducing weight. 3- Split your meals and eating in moderate amount:-, improves your metabolic rate as the food u take is not concentrated at one time. 4- No long Gaps and skipping of meals:-. Never miss out breakfast. 5- No overeating:-Never eat in a bulk on one time .Eat your food slowly, chew well. 6- Proper Exercise and work outs:- Brisk walking for 30 min. atleast five times a week is the best and easiest way of exercising. You can also try Cycling, swimming, dancing. Timings for exercise should be fixed and regular. Avoid heavy exercise. Do not eat right away after a workout . 7-constant and regular timings for medication 8-Avoid fried foods and meat: Limit fats and sweets. Rather choose a variety of foods including whole grains, fresh vegetables, salads, fruits, low fat dairy products. 9- Take high-fibre and complex carbohydrates:-like oats as they are easily broken down to basic sugars. Add whole grain foods in your diet. Avoid carbohydrates like white bread, pasta, pizza , candies, and snacks .Instead include high-fiber carbohydrates like wheat bran, flaxseed and methi seeds to your wheat flour. This will increase fibre in your diet.
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What r the thing need to take precaution from sugar And to take healthy food and want to made bone healthy.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Post-Graduate Certificate in KAYACHIKITSA
Ayurveda, Beed
What r the thing need to take precaution from sugar
And to take healthy food and want to made bone healthy.
Keep ghee intake daily in morning along with milk for six months Use simple balanced diet Eat much more fibrous food AVOID SPICY intake If any suggestions required do contact me.
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Diabetes has suffered and causing sugar problems and cannot eat dish made with Sugar and weakness in body.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Diabetes has suffered and causing sugar problems and cannot eat dish made with Sugar and weakness in body.
1.Do regular aerobic exercise for 1 hour daily (brisk walking, jogging,running, swimming,cycling etc) 2.Reduce weight if overweight 3Control diet a) Avoid sweets, sugar/honey, milk, milk product excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet like white bread, cereal, rice, pasta b) avoid all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato, bakery item, processed food, c) include more fiber like pulse, green leafy vegetable, cucumber, carrot, tomato, j legume. D) Avoid sweetened fruit like banana, mango,litchi, chickoo, sapota, seethaphal jack fruit, grape etc. Can have fruits like guava, pineapple, papaya, orange, mousambi, strawberry, watermelon, pomegranate, jack fruit, sweet potato, a handful of walnut daily (Akhrot) e) Avoid white/polished rice, take unpolished rice like brown rice/wheat/Jowar/Ragi, moong and chana Dal. F) Avoid ghee/ butter./coconut oil/excess salt intake like papad/pickle. G) Avoid red meat. Take fish/chicken. H) Avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks like soft drink 4.Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting Dietitian 5.Monitor your fasting, PP blood sugar 3 monthly and HbA1c six monthly 6.Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment.
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I am 66yrs female suffering from diabetes since last night years which is controlled with medicine. My height is 5'1" and wt. Is 66 kg. I want to reduce carb in my diner for reducing my weight. Pl. Suggest some food plan for it. I am vegetarian.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am 66yrs female suffering from diabetes since last night years which is controlled with medicine. My height is 5'1"...
Hi drink some bitter gourd juice on an empty stomach each morning. First remove the seeds of two to three bitter gourds and use a juicer to extract the juice. Add some water and then drink it. Follow this treatment daily in the morning for at least two months. Take pranacharya diabeto and shilajeet capsule twice a day with water. Take vasant kusumakar ras twice a day. Avoid sweets. Take small meals in less time interval. Do pranayama early morning.
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Hello, I have a question regarding my father. He is 51 years old and diabetic. The sugar levels generally come out to be below 200. He is addicted to tobacco. I wanted to ask if we can give him nicorex or something for breaking the addiction inspite of the diabetes. Please reply.

MD - Diabetology, CCEBDM, CCMTD
Diabetologist, Aurangabad
Hello, I have a question regarding my father. He is 51 years old and diabetic. The sugar levels generally come out to...
Hello lybrate-user. Even nicotine chewing gum can not cure tobacco addiction. Unless he develops very strong willpower. And get his HBA1C checked which reflects 3 months average sugar.
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I am diabetic for the last 4yrs. Taking medicine all under control. Gluconorm sr 1mg, aztor10mg, and ativan 1mg for sleep. Whether I should go for change of medicine?

M B B S, M. D (Internal Medicine)
General Physician, Nellore
Why change? continue the same if it is under control. But, you definitely have to start on antiplatelet drugs since you are a diabetic in order to protect the heart. You definitely should lose weight. You are atleast 20 kg overweight.
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I am a diabetic for the last 10 years. My self check diagonisis and the doctor's differs. For e.G. My fasting sugar shows 94 on my ACCUCHECK whereas the doctor's shows 132. This is happening for the last three times. I would like to know the reason.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
What you r measuring is a capillary blood sample And what lab measures it is a vein blood sample Hence the difference
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Diseases Related to Diabetes

MD - General Medicine, DTM & H
Internal Medicine Specialist, Motihari
Diseases Related to Diabetes

Diabetes is an acute ailment that can badly affect your heart, eyes, nerves, kidneys and feet. Therefore, it is important to understand how these organs and components are connected and how diabetes affects them. This will help you to follow your treatment procedure more thoroughly and improve your health condition more effectively.

Beginning of Health Ailments from Diabetes-

When diabetes in a person is not properly regulated and maintained, the blood-sugar levels rise up and this syndrome is called 'hyperglycaemia' or high blood sugar. The way sugar particles stick to each other when they are left uncovered for some time, blood vessels within human body also get stuck with sugar in the blood and make it difficult for blood circulation. Over time, this causes a severe damage to blood vessels connected to kidneys, heart, lungs, eyes and nerves.

Diabetes affecting all the major parts of the body-

Having uncontrolled blood sugar for a prolonged period of time can damage the tiny vessels around the eye causing vision troubles and eventual blindness. High levels of blood sugar in the blood vessels that supplies oxygen to the brain, and heart can develop a fat deposit around them leading to stroke and heart attack. Nerves in the human body serve the function of messengers that carry impulses from different body parts to the brain and vice versa. Having high blood sugar levels can damage blood vessels that carry oxygen and blood to all parts of the body. With the passage of time, nerves can get choked, and they may stop sending pain impulses to the brain.

Diabetes or high blood sugar levels can be detrimental for your feet as well. It mostly harms feet in two possible ways- firstly, it can damage the nerves and their functionality which, in turn would stand in the way of feeling pain as well as other problems occurring in your feet.

Secondly, diabetes leads to poor blood circulation, which makes it nearly impossible for sores and infection around the feet to heal. Once the healing process stops, it can even pave the way for amputation.

Lastly, diabetes is equally detrimental for kidneys, which are the filters of the human body. Kidneys are filled with miniature blood vessels, and high blood sugar can lead to clogged vessels, which disturb blood circulation. Once the kidney does not get ample oxygen and blood, lesser amounts of fluids are taken off the body that may subsequently lead to kidney failure.

Therefore, it is time to build awareness and lead a healthier lifestyle to keep diabetes under control, and a good physician will be able to guide you better on this. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an endocrinologist.

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What to do when diabetes is high and the person is fat and what medicine can be taken?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
What to do when diabetes is high and the person is fat and what medicine can be taken?
fat or thin the treatment for diabetes is either with oral or insulin injections. The exact treatment will be decided on actual details of each patient like fasting and pp sugar levels, hba1c% and weight and physical activity.
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I am 55 years old. Since 45 days I have been prone to diabetes Stage I. I am taking Biciphage - 1000 Metformin Hydrochloride sustained Release Tablets.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 55 years old. Since 45 days I have been prone to diabetes Stage I. I am taking Biciphage - 1000 Metformin Hydroc...
Mr. Lybrate-user govind, there is nothing like stage I or 2 in diabetes. If you are on treatment then fasting should be closer to 100 mg, pp 150 to 160 mg and hba1c% <7. If your current treatment is achieving that, then it is good. Controlling blood sugar near normal is very essential to prevent or delay the onset of long term complications of diabetes.
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Wt r the food diet for diabetic. At menu should we consume daily in n.far meals n dinner.

B.Sc.- Food & Nutrition, M.Sc- Food Science & Nutrition, NET (LS)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
Wt r the food diet for diabetic. At menu should we consume daily in n.far meals n dinner.
A diabetic should follow this health plan: 1. Exercise daily (preferable brisk walk/yoga) for 1 hr. Have a whole fruit (guava/apple/papaya) & herbal tea- 1 cup before exercise. 2. Replace simple carbs-sugar, honey, jaggery, sabudana, refined grains (maida, biscuit, cake, white rice, white bread) with complex carbs- whole fruits esp with peel, vegetables & salads, whole legumes (sprouts, soyabean, rajma), whole grains (atta, dalia, suji, jowar, bajra, medua, oats, brown rice, atta bread). 3. Avoid junk/ processed/ ready to eat/ fried/sugary/ street foods, soft & hard drinks, energy drinks 4. Have small frequent meals at 2-3 hrs intervals 5. Avoid skipping meals 6. Have low fat (double toned) dairy products (milk/curd/channa). 7. Include methi seeds, chia seeds, karela, bhindi, aloe vera, dalchini daily. 8. Walk/cycle instead of hiring transport & take stairs instead of lift 9. Have balanced diet including all 5 food groups- whole grains, vegetables & salads, whole fruits, whole legumes, lean meat, low fat dairy, nuts & seeds 10. Use less oil for cooking. 11. Half your plate should be vegetables + fruit & salads, 1/4th grains, 1/4th protein (whole legume + lean meat-fish/chicken, low fat dairy) 12. Have less of banana, mango, watermelon, chikoo, litchi, dates, dry fruits. You may have these in combination with other fruits.
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May I know if white butter is good for diabetic 2 patient. I need to know what are the after effects or repurcussions ?

P.G.Diploma in dietetics and applied nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
May I know if white butter is good for diabetic 2 patient. I need to know what are the after effects or repurcussions ?
Butter whether it's white or yellow, has a high fat content which is not good for health if eaten on a daily basis, having excess may lead to issues related to cholesterol. Kindly consult privately for detailed diet thanks.
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I am affected by Sugar, and its level was found 248 after meal but next day taking medicine, and control diet, it was found only 127, I am in doubt, it is possible or not. How may possible to down so much in 24 hrs. By medicine?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bhopal
I am affected by Sugar, and its level was found 248 after meal but next day taking medicine, and control diet, it was...
hello sugar level may flactuant on medicine, diet, metabolism of body bcz every hour our body demanding glucose levels up and down further consult
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How diabetes affects your eyes and what you can do to control vision?

BHMS, Certificate in Sex Education & Parenthood, PG Dip (Preventive & Promotive Healthcare), Dip in LSM (Prescribing Exercises), Dip in LSM (Metabolic Disroders & Nutrition), Dip in Occupational health & industrial hygiene., MBA (Healthcare), Certificate in Good Clinical Practice, Dip in Healthcare Quality, Core Competency In Lifestyle Medicine
Homeopath, Jamshedpur
How diabetes affects your eyes and what you can do to control vision?

Diabetes is a scourge that has been spreading like wildfire across the globe. It is one of the major public health concerns of the modern era. Diabetes not only causes damage to your internal organs but will also take a toll on your eyes if left unchecked. Retinopathy, glaucoma, cataracts and blurry vision are common phenomena accompanying diabetes. 

You may not notice it at first. Symptoms can include:

  1. Blurry or double vision

  2. Rings, flashing lights, or blank spots

  3. Dark or floating spots

  4. Pain or pressure in one or both of your eyes

  5. Trouble seeing things out of the corners of your eyes

Thus Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exam plays an important role to detect it.

Here are some common Diabetic Eye Problems:

  1. Blurry Vision: Do things turn blurry for you at times? Well it is not your glasses which are at fault but your high blood sugar count swelling up the lens within your eye and changing your ability to see. In order to correct your vision, you need to try bringing your sugar level back to the optimal range, which is 70 to 130 milligrams per deciliter. Do call on a doctor if the situation persists or deteriorates further.

  2. Cataracts: Your eye lens is just like a camera that enables you to see through it by focusing on a particular object. If you have cataract, your otherwise clear lens gets shrouded a layer making it opaque and cloudy. You tend to face difficulties in the form of glares, blurred or clouded vision, and blind spots among other problems. Diabetics are prone to acquiring cataract much earlier than others, with the condition worsening subsequently. They are removed via surgery where your doctor substitutes your hazy lens with a new artificial one.

  3. Glaucoma: You eye transmits images to your brain through the optic nerve. Pressure may build up within the optic nerve resulting in damage and ultimately causing total or partial blindness. This is a fairly common disorder with diabetics and a large number of cases pertaining to blindness due to diabetes are caused by this. Usually, glaucoma can be treated with laser, surgery, eye drops or medicines.  It is important to visit a doctor as it can help stop the progression of the disorder much earlier.

  4. Diabetic Retinopathy: The retina is a cluster of cells behind your eyes that absorbs light and converts them into images that are sent to the brain via your optic nerve. High blood sugar count can actually wreak havoc on the tiny blood vessels within your retina giving rise to diabetic retinopathy. Symptoms may include blurry vision, seeing spots, blind spots and difficulty in low light or night time. Retinopathy can cause you to progressively go blind and thus it is imperative that you go for periodic check-ups and keep your diabetes under control.

Control and Prevention

If you have diabetes, you are not doomed to develop diabetic eye disease. Although you are at risk, you have the ability to control your diabetes so your vision is not compromised. Controlling diabetes requires you to monitor your blood sugar levels regularly. Follow some steps to help you control and preserve your vision:

  1. Taking your Medicines regularly as prescribed by your doctor. Skipping of medication may leads to irregular control and is more hazardous.

  2. Eating Right food is essential when trying to prevent or control diabetes. Eat a diet that is high in nutrients, low in fat and moderate in calories. A high-fiber diet with low glycaemic index foods (slow-release carbohydrates) will keep blood sugar steady and make you feel full. Although you do not need to eliminate sugar completely, you must limit sugar to a small serving. The good news is that as you cut sweets, your cravings will change and you will naturally desire more healthy foods.

  3. Keep your A1C level under 7%: A1C is a test you have during a visit to your endocrinologist to determine how well-controlled your diabetes has been during the previous 2-3 months. Keeping your blood glucose in this target range means less damage to the delicate blood vessels around your eyes.

  4. Control blood pressure and Cholesterol Levels: People with diabetes have a greater chance of having high blood pressure and Cholesterol, which can cause eye blood vessel damage.

  5. Regular Physical Exercise can help you control your blood sugar, increase fitness and reduce your risk for heart disease and nerve damage. You must track your blood sugar before, during and after exercise to prevent hypoglycaemia.

  6. Annual comprehensive eye exams: If you are pre-diabetic or diabetic, it is even more important to have Complete Dilated eye exam to initially get baseline recordings of the eye conditions and then regular yearly follow-up visits to monitor changes in your vision. If you notice blurred vision and you have had diabetes for a length of time, it might be a signal you need to keep tighter control of your glucose levels. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can ask a free question.

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Hello doctor im 8 months pregnant. I have genital diabetic. Suggest some diet plan for diabetes. Can I eat sabudana khichadi at breakfast? Which fruit and vegetables good for diabetes?

PGD IN ULTRAASONOGRAPHY, Non invasive cardiology course, MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Narnaul
Hello doctor im 8 months pregnant. I have genital diabetic. Suggest some diet plan for diabetes. Can I eat sabudana k...
Here is a sample Indian Diet Plan for Gestational Diabetes. Please note that the plan was made keeping an average Indian pregnant lady in mind. If you have any additional medical issues, it will be best to consult your personal dietitian or doctor before starting to follow our Indian Diet Plan for Gestational Diabetes. FOOD ITEMCALORIE (KCAL)PROTEIN (GMS) NUTRIFACT Early Morning:(7.00 Am) Kesar and cardamom + cinnamon flavored Milk (1 glass)1504Milk Is the best way to start your day, It will cool the acid rush down, and the nutrients in milk will be are absorbed better on empty stomach.(add 1-2 threads of kesar, and 1 pinch cardamom + cinnamon powder) Whole Wheat Rusks (2 pieces)502Dry Carbs in the Morning helps in relieving Morning Sickness Soaked Almonds (6 pieces)504It is a good souce of protein and omega 3 acids Breakfast (9.00 Am) Besan/ Mung dal chilla with chopped Palak and grated carrots – (2 medium sized)20012This low carb, high protein dish helps you control sugar rush in the mornings. Carrots and spinach help in providing fiber, keeps you away from skin and digestion problem during pregnancy, and cuts on the risk of baby developing jaundice at birth. Curd1 Soup Bowl (1 Soup Bowl)754curd Provides calcium, protein, Vit A and D very beneficial during pregnancy, And helps you enhance your mood during downs. OREgg Omlette (2 No.)16010Eggs are easy to make and best sources of proteins that helps in baby’s growth. Toasted Brown Bread (2 slices)1003Dry carbs Helps in relieving Morning sickness ORVegetable oats upama (1 soup bowl)2503Multi nutrients from veggies and good fiber to tackle constipation 11.00 Am Apple /Guava / Pomegranate (1 medium size)40–These fruits help in maintaining hydration and Ph balance in increasing blood volume. 12.00 Pm Coconut water / Lemonade (1 glass)30–It Benefits in constipation, sluggish digestion, heart burn and urinary tract infections during pregnancy LUNCH (1.30 Pm) Quinoa / Brown rice pulav with veggies (carrots, beans, capsicum, onions etc )- 1.5 soup bowl3506– Dal tadka / Fish curry (1 soup bowl)1506Fish helps in obtaining nutrients like pufa and mufa and good quality protein for development of the baby. Sliced cucumber (1 medium)40–Benefits of cucumber sliced tomatoes (2 medium size)40–Anti oxidant lycopene helps in taking care of metabolic wastes. (2.15 pm )Post Lunch walk (15 mins) This will help in better digestion and the pp sugar levels will decrease. 2.30 Pm Buttermilk (1 glass)401Helps in hydration and heart burn 4.30 Pm Tea (1 cup) / Milk502(use the masala mentioned below this diet plan, to make it healthy) Wheat and methi Khakara (2 medium) 1203Methi will help you with slow rise in sugar levels while whole wheat will ensure complex carb availability. 6.00 Pm 2 Table spoon – Museli / wheat flakes / oats bite (avoid the sugar coated cereals) 1205Museli is a wholesome food in itself and provides with all vital nutrients. It satisfies hunger and raises your sugar levels slowly, avoiding the sugar spikes in the blood. 1 bowl milk752Its iron content helps in increasing heamoglobin with increasing blood volume. 1 /2 apple with the peel20–Peel will help in keeping the fiber intact. Evening walks (15 mins) This helps in over all control in the blood sugar levels. 7.30 Pm Vegetable soup / Chicken soup (1 soup bowl)1252—– DINNER (8.00 Pm) Multi-grain roti with ghee (1 tsp )(2 medium size)2004These are easy to digest and do not burden the system. Helps in maintaining the BSL Palak paneer veg (1 bowl, home made)1504Good combination of protein and iron for baby’s growth. Spinach is rich in folic acid and iron and helps in maintaining healthy pregnancy. Koshimbir / salad (1 bowl)502Fiber helps in better digestion (9.15 pm )Post dinner walk (15 mins) This will help in better digestion and will lower the fasting blood sugar levels. 10.00 Pm Milk (1 glass)1504Along with good nutrition, a glass of warm milk at bedtime helps in getting a good night sleep. Soaked Almonds (6 pieces)504It is a good source of protein and omega 3 acids TOTAL232571.
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General Physician,
What Is The Healthiest Way To Treat Hypoglycemia?

Blood sugar refers to the glucose present in our blood. This glucose is formed from the food we eat. It is carried through our bloodstream to different parts of the body mainly to provide energy. Measuring blood glucose is an essential measure of our health.
Hypoglycemia refers to low blood sugar. This is a condition when blood sugar concentrations fall below normal. Without enough glucose, our body will not be able to perform its normal functions. It can be a concern for people with diabetes taking certain blood sugar-lowering medications, but it can also affect people who don?t have diabetes.
An episode of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) comes on very suddenly and you must be aware of how to tackle it effectively.
Causes of Hypoglycemia
Hypoglycemia is usually seen as a side effect of Diabetes treatment. Some common causes of Hypoglycemia include:
Overmedication with insulin or Anti diabetic pills
Drinking too much of alcohol
Missed meals. Hypoglycemia may occur in people with cancer who are on chemotherapy, which often causes loss of appetite
Genetic defects in the regulation of Insulin release
Liver failure ? ability of liver to generate new glucose gets impaired
Pituitary and adrenal gland disorders affect the production of glucose
Symptoms of Hypoglycemia
Hypoglycemia means that there is not enough glucose reaching our brain. With drop in blood sugar our brain gets impacted immediately and we start feeling weak and fatigued. There is also a blurred/ impaired vision. Sometimes you tend to feel extremely hungry as well.
Other symptoms may also include-
Rapid or irregular heartbeat
Shaking
Sweating
Paleness, cold/clammy skin
Nausea
What to do when you feel hypoglycemic ?
If your blood glucose is less than 70 mg/dL, immediate action must be taken to increase the blood sugar level. In such a condition the healthiest thing to do is get your glucose levels up, immediately.
Get some carbohydrates into your body immediately ? snack on something sweet, maybe glucose tablets
Drinking fruit juices or simple plain water with added sugar also helps.
Check the levels again after 15 minutes and eat some other carb rich snack in case it is still low. Once you?re above 70, follow up with a protein snack to help stabilize your blood sugar.
Untreated mild to moderate hypoglycemia can lead to severe hypoglycemia and unconsciousness. Such a situation requires the intervention of a special and cannot be self treated.
How to prevent hypoglycemia?
Regularly checking your blood sugar level can help you keep it in your target range
Keeping quick fix foods around you whether in office or in the dashboard of your car is a good practice.
People with Hypoglycemia must check their blood glucose level frequently especially during long journey trips. If the person is driving, there could be trouble concentrating or seeing clearly.
Be aware of what causes the sugar levels to drop, when is it that it usually drops ? maintaining a record of these things will better prepare you to handle situations.
It?s critical to eat small snacks every 2-3 three hours. This helps prevent your blood glucose from falling too low.
Maintain a healthy body weight by consuming a healthy diet and engaging in adequate exercise.
Are you diabetic? Do you monitor your blood sugar levels?
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