both my parents where diabetics my mom had to be on three shoots of insulin a day plus a sliding scale.. she would bottom out often.. as a nurse i learned the term for my mom and that was fragile diabetic. one day some thing told me to check on my mom at the nursing home. it was very early and before work. i came in and found her almost ina coma she would not respond to me at all or anyone else. her sugar was below 30 and the nurse tried two different thing to get her sugar up and i said she needs the er . we went it took all day to get her sugar and then it was 250.
my problem is since i was 30 i have had what i call weak spells and have been diagnosed as a borderline diabetic. one md told me i would not be borderline for long.. that was 19 years ago and i still am fighting with diet and exercise. only. my md now says i have metobolic syndrome and that i had to lose weight and exercise or else. my sugar was 138 not bad but i was 30 pounds overweight.
so here i am working on it again, not wanting to end up like my mom,. but it is a very fine line because to lose weight you have to cut your calories and exercise but then you can bottom out at any time. so balance is the key.
that you for your article cause. it will help me to regulate my blood sugar better...i tend to exercise before i eat not a good idea when i have the same issues as my mom my sugar bottoms out allot. up down up down... just me ginger
- 3/18/2011 7:52:22 PM