Blood sugars are easier to predict and control when mealtimes,
amounts of food, and exercise are similar every day. So getting into a daily routine helps a lot.
Some people find out that they have type 1 diabetes when they are admitted to a hospital
diabetic ketoacidosis. If their symptoms are severe,
they may need to be treated in an intensive care unit.
Treatment for diabetic
ketoacidosis includes fluids given through a vein (intravenous, or IV) to treat
dehydration and to balance
electrolytes, and insulin to lower the blood sugar
level and stop the body from producing ketones.
The honeymoon period
If your blood sugar levels return to the normal range soon after
diagnosis, you are in what is called the "honeymoon period."
This is a time
when the remaining insulin-producing cells in your
pancreas are working harder to supply enough insulin
for your body.
Treatment during this time may include:
Keeping in close touch with your doctor.
Testing your blood sugar level often, to see if it
Taking very small amounts of insulin or no insulin. Even though
you may not need insulin, some doctors prefer that you take small doses of
insulin daily throughout the honeymoon period. This may decrease the stress on
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December 28, 2012
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Your level is currently
If the level is below 70 or you are experiencing symptoms such as shaking, sweating or difficulty thinking, you will need to raise the number immediately. A quick solution is to eat a few pieces of hard candy or 1 tablespoon of sugar or honey. Recheck your numbers again in 15 minutes to see if the number has gone up. If not, repeat the steps above or call your doctor.
People who experience hypoglycemia several times in a week should call their health care provider. It's important to monitor your levels each day so you can make sure your numbers are within the range. If you are pregnant always consult with your health care provider.
Congratulations on taking steps to manage your health.
However, it's important to continue to track your numbers so that you can make lifestyle changes if needed. If you are pregnant always consult with your physician.
Your level is high if this reading was taken before eating. Aim for 70-130 before meals and less than 180 two hours after meals.
Even if your number is high, it's not too late for you to take control of your health and lower your blood sugar.
One of the first steps is to monitor your levels each day. If you are pregnant always consult with your physician.
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