So it is very important to know what it takes to control blood sugars and develop skills in the methods. Here are 6 important points to remember.
1. Diabetes and its treatment:
2. Timely medication:
3. The right FOOD:
An unbalanced blood sugar level can lead to serious complications. If your blood sugars are low (less than 70) treat it immediately with 15 grams of carbohydrates ( 3-4 glucose tablets, ½ a cup juice or 1 cup skimmed milk). After this wait for 15 minutes and retest your blood sugar level. If it is still low then repeat with 15 grams of carbohydrate. If blood sugar level is high, test blood sugar every 4 hours, drink at least 8 glasses of water to prevent dehydration and consume 45-50 grams of carbohydrates every four hours. (orange or grape juice 1 ½ cups, 3 slices of toast and regular yog hurt 1 cup).
People with Type 1 diabetes with blood glucose level greater than 240 need to test for ketones at every meal.
6. Preventive care: