September 15, 2011

A Excellent Discussion About Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia – this word may put fear in your heart especially if you are a person with type 1 diabetes or are a parent with a child with type 1 diabetes. Rightfully so. Even those of us with type 2 need to be more aware of this than many are. Those of us with type 2 and on insulin need to be as aware as people with type 1.

Then we come to those with type 2 on oral medications and they think they are immune to this serious complication – wrong. It does depend on the medication or combination of medications that you are taking, but if your doctor has not given you any information about having hypoglycemia, take time to look up your medications on WebMD. Please look carefully and read all the information and especially if you are taking more than one oral diabetes medication. Look for effects of one medication when taken with another medication. Since I am on insulin, I have little knowledge here, but I do know that some oral medications can and do cause blood glucose lows – hypoglycemia.

Joslin has posted a blog on August 30, 2011 which is good reading for all types of diabetes. Please read it carefully as it does contain a lot of good information especially about blood glucose awareness training (BGAT) for those of you that may not feel the symptoms of hypoglycemia anymore. Be sure to follow their links to further information.

My blog on BGAT is here.

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