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Diabetes Positive Approach, Issue #1010-- Cope with Diabetes; Live Healthy
October 05, 2010
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Welcome to this month's issue which is all about the things to do when the blood sugar is too high or has dipped down too low. We all respond differently to this. Some utter unprintable words. Don't be so mad because no matter how well we follow the rules, the blood sugar is still a sneaky old beast. Instead, follow the things to do below when the blood sugar goes crazy.
In This Issue:
1. What's new at http://www.free-symptoms-of-diabetes-alert.com? Let's tackle the newsalert section first:
1. What's new at http://www.free-symptoms-of-diabetes-alert.com
Let's tackle the newsalert section first:
Keep the HbA1c Levels From Rising in the Winter
The Most Common Wound - Discovering and Treating a Pressure Sore
Millions Die Due to Withheld Medical Treatment
Low Carb Lunches
Here are the new additions at our sister site at Blogging for Diabetes and You You may be able to hit control and click to follow the link:
Healthy Living, Healthy Life
2. Things To Do If Your Blood Sugar is Too High
Oh sure we understand that if we threw caution to the wind, the reading would go up. We know that if we splurged on eating four scoops of ice cream (oh, one little scoop for each flavor please at the buffet; I can't play favorite and not have one each of the mango, strawberry, chocolate and green tea, can I?) and two slices of chocolate cake in the middle of the night, the inevitable beast we call high blood sugar would appear, but for goodness sake, not if we followed all the rules.
That's because food is not the only thing that affects the blood sugar. There's the stress that is due to the boss not very accommodating lately. Or we are coming down with a cold. Or the medicine we are taking refused to do its magic and so it's time to tell the doctor that we may need a change. There are other reasons, but we will not worry about them because we have weapons in our arsenal to fight this uninvited guest and boot him out the door.
Remember that the single reading is not as important as the pattern so don't feel bad or guilty about this. The reading result does not mean success or failure that may just lead to self-blame and feeling of anxiety and some may even stop monitoring their blood sugar level. Instead let us face this monster head on.
If Your Blood Sugar is High:
If Your Blood Sugar Dips Too Low:
To avoid low blood sugar, do the following:
3. A Success Quotation of the Month
"You become what you think about most of the time." Earl Nightingale
4. And here’s the dessert recipe we promised you.
Healthy Recipe: Cheesecake
5. 6. Let's laugh together at this joke even if it's not funny. Laughing will help get us healthy.
Woman: Honey, it's me. Are you at the club?
Woman: I am at the mall and I found this lovely coat that's only $1000. Ok if I buy it?
Man: If you like it that much, go ahead.
Woman: I passed by the Porsche dealership and saw the 2010 models.
Man: How much?
Man: OK for that price, I want all the options.
Woman: Okay, I'll see you later. Love you.
Man: Bye, love you, too.
The man hangs up. The other men in the club look at him in astonishment.
Man: Anyone know who this phone belongs to?
6. Do you have a question or comment for the team?
Drop us a line at our contact form and you may see your question answered in an upcoming issue of Diabetes Positive Approach like this one below.
Question: Why do I sweat heavily when my blood sugar dips down too low?
Answer:Most diabetics tend to sweat when their blood sugar gets too low because of the activation of the autonomic nervous system. That just means the low blood sugar puts your body on a panic mode. Symptoms appear then like sweating, shaking, feeling tired and hungry and feeling of anxiety. The autonomic system causes all these symptoms and you don't have control over them.
7. Got something to say? Please write down your questions and comments in the contact form in our website.
Thank you for being a subscriber of Diabetes Positive Approach,! We know that sometimes like us, you are faced with life's unpredictability. We have two choices to deal with this. Either face it afraid of things we cannot control or open up to whatever may be around the corner. We like option 2 for then you could be amazed and fascinated at what could happen next.
Roger and Evelyn Guzman
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