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Type 1 Diabetes Hypoglycemia At Night

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Publisher Nadia Al-Samarrie speakes to Michael Russin / Vice President of Sales & Mkt for Diabetes Sentry Products, Inc. in New Orleans at the AADE. Mike tells us how this hypoglycemia symptom alarm helps with diabetes Self-mangement and who benefits from the Diabetes Sentry for nocturnal hypoglycemia .

Awakening Response To Nocturnal Hypoglycemia In Type 1 Diabetes

Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is a frequent complication of insulin-treated diabetes, affecting patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus in particular. In individuals who do not have diabetes, insulin secretion is modified naturally and continuously by the body's own regulatory systems, depending on the blood sugar. However, in diabetes patients there is a lack of natural insulin and so manufactured insulin has to be given by injection after blood sugar testing. Hence, it is not possible for patients with diabetes to modify insulin secretion naturally in response to a change in glucose levels, and so blood glucose levels can rise and fall beyond healthy levels. In individuals who have intensive insulin therapy, hypoglycemia can be a particular problem; each year about 25% of patients on intensive insulin therapy have at least one episode of severe hypoglycemia -- which requires the assistance of another person. When hypoglycemia occurs during the day, diabetes patients can recognize it by a variety of symptoms, e.g., feeling sweaty and lightheaded, and they may either seek help from another person or treat themselves with sugar. Hypoglycemia during sleep may be very common -- it ha Continue reading >>

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  1. road hog

    my dog of 7 has been unwell and has spent most of the weekend at the vets (£400 )a night stay.(not that i begrudge paying)
    what i am wondering is if any other dog folk have a diabetic dog and what to expect or any advice ,seems he is improving abit (flattened the pup of 1 year after his breckie)
    going to have to give him 2 insulin jabs a day . ?
    is this only available thru the vets ..?
    here he is with his older (bigger brother)
    [url]|http://thumbsnap.com/v/xrEUV3Xp.jpg[/u

  2. sonic_2k_uk

    He has type 1 diabetes which is insulin dependent. I'm pretty sure its treated the same in dogs as humans, so yes insulin injections will be required.
    Ketoacidosis happens with diabetes when there is not sufficient insulin to reduce the rate at which the liver breaks down fat.
    When the live burns fat it produces ketones. As the liver runs away burning fat without the insulin to control it, the body effectively poisons itself as your blood turns acidic.
    Having had ketoacidosis, i can say its seriously not nice! I'm pretty sure you'd die of dehydration before the ketones killed you though.
    Ketoacidosis is completely treatable is caught in time though, you need to control the level of insulin correctly, reducing the blood sugar level and controlling the liver, replace the lost fluids flushing the ketones out of the blood, basically

  3. road hog

    he seems to be drinking and urinating alot , will this be flushing the "ketones" out of his system,
    sleeping alot and getting spoilt (laid out on settee).
    just been doing some internet surfing and hadnt realized how serious it was .could have lost him on friday night.
    Edited by road hog on Sunday 7th March 13:47
    picture taken on thursday night....really ill but still wanted to kill the zebra.
    Edited by road hog on Sunday 7th March 13:49

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In this Video We Will Discuss What are hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, and how can they affect my pregnancy? Hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia are both common in women with preexisting diabetes. Hypoglycemia occurs when blood glucose levels are too low. When blood glucose levels are low, your body cannot get the energy it needs. Don't forget to Subscribe our Channel on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZfb... For For Videos Follow Us on Twitter: Diabetes During Pregnancy Symptoms, Risks And Treatment https://youtu.be/SNf01dFL1zY What Are The Risks Of Diabetes To My Unborn Child? https://youtu.be/N-aNwqGKQl4 What are Hypoglycemia and How They Affect Pregnancy? https://youtu.be/XUjn-16DmGY How Pre-existing Diabetes Treated During Pregnancy? https://youtu.be/vQjOzry8T_M Causes and Symptoms of Diabetes During Pregnancy https://youtu.be/OirB5FmhJ3Y Typically hypoglycemia is treated by eating or drinking something containing sugar, such as orange juice. Hyperglycemia is when your body doesn't have enough insulin or can't use insulin correctly. Typically hyperglycemia is treated by adjusting your insulin dosages.

What You Should Know About Nocturnal Hypoglycemia

Nighttime hypoglycemia is an episode of low blood sugar during the night; these are common and affect nearly every person with type 1 diabetes and a significant minority of those with type 2 diabetes. How Sleep Affects Glucose Production To understand nighttime hypoglycemia, it's necessary to know how sleep affects glucose production. Normally the body produces two hormones -- glucagon and epinephrine -- that combat low blood glucose levels. However, glucagon production is typically lower at night. In addition, type 1 diabetes impairs glucagon production, which becomes further depressed with each episode of hypoglycemia. Other factors, including longer periods between meals and increased insulin sensitivity, also contribute to hypoglycemia during sleep. Signs While the standard signs of early hypoglycemia include sweating, heart racing, shakiness, hunger and anxiety, nighttime hypoglycemia presents an unusual challenge, as the symptoms of this occurring may not be as apparent during sleep. Keep an eye out for night sweats, poor sleep quality, headache or a tired feeling upon awakening, and higher than normal blood glucose levels in the morning, which is the "rebound" effect in bloo Continue reading >>

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  1. MICHAEL

    I have had great success with two rounds of Atkins in the past (each time losing over 50lb).
    But I have had two recent attempts to get back into the diet (on a quite rigorous induction regimen) and it is like the "mechanism" has broken. My body is not going into ketosis after 2 or even 3 weeks on the diet and (unsurprisingly) this is also reflected by lack of weight loss or measurements loss; and, indeed, on the latest attempt . . . I put ON three pounds. Whereas previously ketone strips were highly reactive (bright pink) they did not show ANY color at all after the induction periods. Obviously, absent the fat-burning, then a relatively fat-heavy intake is bound to result in weight gain. I also do not have that sense of increased energy that comes with being in fat-burning mode.
    It is almost as if my body has learned something about the diet and it will no longer cooperate with it. Either that, or it is something to do with being older (near 60).
    Has anyone else seen this phenomenon, and have they found any strategy to get around it.
    I always felt Atkins was a reliable way for me to be able to shed pounds, but without its "magic bullet" I feel rather lost as to what to try, as I have had very bad lucky with restrictive calorie (and other) diets.
    [ed. note: MICHAEL (2768058) last edited this post 8 months, 4 weeks ago.]

  2. Kathryn

    Ketostix are unreliable, throw them away and just follow the rules. If you do, then you have to be in ketosis because the body doesn't have carbs to burn for energy so it uses fat instead - if it didn't then you'd be dead!
    Putting on 3 pounds suggests that either you're eating too much, eating the wrong things or have some intolerance to something you're having. Without knowing what you eat on a typical day and how much you eat, then we can't really help. Post a list of what you're eating and we'll take a look.

  3. Ellen

    If you aren't getting into ketosis (and Kathryn is right about the ketostix) then somewhere you're taking in too many carbs and/or too much protein. If you are actually in ketosis but not losing...Or indeed gaining, then you are either sensitive to something you're eating...Like sweeteners for instance, or you are generally eating too much.
    Post a days menu with quantities and we'll take a look

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25 feb 2015 your doctor will take into account your symptoms and lifestyle when recommending treatments for hypoglycemia (low blood glucose). Cup) of juice or regular soda (not diet); 1 tablespoon sugar, honey, corn syrup; 8 ounces nonfat. If you have mild or moderate symptoms, can self treat your hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia low blood glucose (blood sugar) american hypoglycemia (low sugar levels) symptoms, causes kidshealth. Reader's digest treatment of severe diabetic hypoglycemia with glucagon an how to treat a hypo treating hypos diabetes. Hypoglycemia symptoms, causes & natural treatments dr5 ways to help someone experiencing hypoglycemia the loop hypoglycaemia diabetes australiahormone health network. Depending on my i prefer using hard candy to help treat a low because they are easy carry and store. Initial steps include eating a snack that contains about 15 grams of glucose or fast digesting carbohydrates. Find out the cause, symptoms, and treatment of this rare condition at hormone 20 feb 2015 informing people you trust, such as family, friends co workers, about hypoglycemia is important. Their knowing what symptoms to look for and do in case you're not able help yourself ca

Nocturnal Hypoglycemia In Type 1 Diabetes: An Assessment Of Preventive Bedtime Treatments

Objective: We assessed four putative bedtime treatments in the prevention of nocturnal hypoglycemia in type 1 diabetes. Research Design and Methods: Plasma glucose concentrations were measured every 15 min from 2200 h through 0700 h in 21 patients with type 1 diabetes (mean ± sd HbA1C = 7.1 ± 1.0%) on five occasions with, in random sequence, bedtime (2200 h) administration of 1) no treatment, 2) a snack, 3) the snack plus the α-glucosidase inhibitor acarbose, 4) an uncooked cornstarch bar, or 5) the β2-adrenergic agonist terbutaline. Results: In the absence of a bedtime treatment, 27% of the measured nocturnal plasma glucose concentrations were less than 70 mg/dl (3.9 mmol/liter) in 12 patients; 16, 6, and 1% were less than 60, less than 50, and less than 40 mg/dl (3.3, 2.8, and 2.2 mmol/liter), respectively. Neither the snack (without or with acarbose) nor cornstarch raised the mean nadir nocturnal glucose concentration or reduced the number of low glucose levels or the number of patients with low levels. Terbutaline raised the mean nadir nocturnal glucose concentration (mean ± se, 127 ± 11 vs. 75 ± 9 mg/dl; P < 0.001), eliminated glucose levels less than 50 mg/dl (P = 0.03 Continue reading >>

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  1. TimeForMyPanicAttack

    I was wondering whether drinking 2-3 cups of coffee in a day bad for keto. I'm taking some classes and usually I have coffee at starbucks with heavy cream and sugar free vanilla to avoid the carbs. I tend to drink at least 2 cups of coffee 3x a week, just wondering? Not that it matters but I fast and have coffee in the morning before I eat in the afternoon.

  2. clarobert

    I drink coffee from the moment I wake until I go to bed (literally, often with a cup in my hand). It depends on the individual. If you plateau or slip, try eliminating it. If not, drink away. NO hard and fast rules apply across all people.

  3. spaceblacky

    Do you even get a boost from it anymore if you're drinking that much on a regular basis?

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