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This week's blog will be short and sweet. Pun on words, sorry.
I'll review the American Diabetes Association's rule of 15 for treating low blood glucose and list the number of jelly beans it takes to equal 15 grams of carbohydrate per a specific brand of jelly bean.
If your blood glucose is 70 mg/dL (3.9mmol/L) or below, use the rule of 15 to treat hypoglycemia.
If your blood glucose is still less than 70mg/dL, eat another 15 grams of carbohydrate and re-check blood glucose in 15 minutes. Repeat as needed until blood glucose is in goal range.
These items contain 15 grams of carbohydrate:
As for jelly beans, see below totals to get approximately 15 grams of carbohydrate:
Don't use sugar free jelly beans to treat low blood glucose.
Hoppy, Hoppy Easter
Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N.
Peggy Moreland, R.N.
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My husband is a type 2 but his blood sugar has be going down to 52 after 3:00 in the afternoon. Can someone tell me how I can get
it to go back to 90 like the doctor wants it>
As always thanks for the post. I find the Mayo Clinic web site to be a great teaching tool. I typically tell my patients if they repeat the procedure 3 times and their BG does not respond then they need to seek medical attention. Do you tell your patients anything similar to this?
dine, if an individual has constant lows your health care provider should be contacted and the insulin program should be adjusted. Don't wait for more lows to happen.
Should you give a child insulin with meals if he is constant lows
brenda, hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia can make a person tired. The only way to know if the cause is either, is to test the blood glucose.
does hypoglycemia cause a person to want to sleep after eating. i'm not talking about "taking a nap feeling tired" but, "literally can't keep eyes open after meal and must sit down" yet 1/2 hour later, their fine?
I know a person should not exercise if blood glucose level is over 200; however, I don't understand why that is so.
Thank you sooo much for your response. I haven't even started the blood testing yet. I see the Dr again Wed after a week 1/2 of fruits veggies and increased fiber. Will have a good heart to heart with him then. Ive gotten several library books and also thinking a nutritionist wouldnt be a bad idea too. Thanks again. I really appreciate your response.
SEA - If you've been a practicing anorexic for a long time.... you can be doing untold damage to your heart, for example. Anorexia is a disease, but you don't really believe it is, you THINK you have it under control. Sure, you CAN learn to eat and live
normally ...people who eat regularly don't have attacks of hypoglycemia, but you may have to eat numerous small meals during the day to avoid hypoglycemia, because of
what you've conditioned your body to expect.Anorexia is more an emotional illness than it is about weight - so it would be wise to seek some personal help while you are trying to stop starving yourself.
Maria, I believe because of your bowel
condition - fiber requirements won't apply to you. Because it worsens another of your health issues. I can't see any reason for it ! Most of all I agree w/the strictest counting of carbohydrates & it IS most essential that we keep a strict rein on our diet intake of CARBS. High glucose in the blood causes most of the damage to your eyes,veinsWe diabetics are MOST damaged from side effects caused by TOO HIGH glucose in our blood. So - we live by our blood testing kits & pricking our fingers. I've got so good at it that my 3 month A1C was 5.9!! Identical to someone who is non-diabetic. Those glucose meter strips are the most important to show how well we're doing today. The 3 mo A1C shows how we're doing on the average - long term effects.
Hopefully if we keep our everyday glucose level low - we won't end up having feet or
Is it possible for hypoglycemia caused by an eating disorder/long-term starvation to correct its self over time, with proper diet?
Clear as a bell. Good article
The recommended treatment for hypoglycemia is 15 Grams of a simple carbohydrate. This will raise your blood glucose 30-50 mg/dl and is only 60 calories. Please don't under treat.
I need some guidance and hoping you can help. Ive had short bowel syndrom all my life. (no prenatals, just trying to live a normal life at age 46.)
I was just diagnoses with diabetes. Increaing fiber is very painful and most of what Im reading states to do this. Suggestions?? I will be getting with a Register dietition for help. But, need all the help I can get as the most fiber I can handle is 1-2 grams.
15 Carbs? Mmmmm sounds like alot for me..
Each Glucose tabe provides 25-30 pts on my meter
so 3 of them = 75 pts
If already 70? = 145
Best Do a Test a few times.. Test your BG's, take 1 tab and wait 1/2 hr and test, then another 1/2 hr and test to get an idea of what 1 tab does for you..
I normally Only Take 1 tab if 65+
and 2 if Lower..
And Don't forget? Those Meters are off! Mine is off an ave of 7%, so a 70 +7% = 75
So Test what 1 tab at a time does for you and do it at least 2-3x to get an idea..
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