Raising Awareness On World Diabetes Day With NRS Healthcare
Since the beginning of November, I’ve been actively raising awareness for Type 1 Diabetes across my social media profiles by sharing daily facts and posting my Diabetes-related photo of the day each day, in support of Diabetes Awareness Month. But did you know there are other types of Diabetes, including Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes? Now I’m not going to pretend I know a lot about the other Diabetes types, but NRS Healthcare have created a very helpful, but easy to follow infographic explaining about the 3 particular types, their causes, and the signs and symptoms of Hypo and Hyper-glycemia (low and high blood sugar levels), as well as lots of interesting facts that you may not already know.
A hypo and a hyper-glycemia can prove fatal if left untreated for too long. Those experiencing hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) must treat it quickly with fast acting glucose, usually in the form of lucozade or coca cola, or by eating a few Jelly Babies or glucose tablets. Mini packs of Haribos are my choice treatment. They contain 16g of fast acting carbs, the exact amount required to quickly bring up my sugar levels. They sell them cheaply in Home Bargains if anyone’s wondering. An untreated hypo will quickly lead to unconsciousness, brain damage or death.
Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) occurs when there is too much glucose in the blood. Insulin is needed to bring it back down to normal levels. The symptoms of high blood sugar develop much slower than a hypo, usually over a number of hours. If left untreated, it develops into a more serious life threatening condition called D Continue reading