insulin-dependent diabetes Posts on Medivizor
Navigation Menu

insulin-dependent diabetes Posts on Medivizor

Diabetes 101: What Is Hypoglycemia Unawareness?

Diabetes 101:  What Is Hypoglycemia Unawareness?

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus | 11 comments

What Is Hypoglycemia? Hypoglycemia is low blood sugar. This occurs when blood glucose levels fall below 70 mg/dl. Normally, when you eat food, the pancreas detects the presence of glucose, fatty acids and amino acids in the small intestines. It secretes insulin into the bloodstream. Insulin acts on the liver, telling it to start building glycogen from that...

Read More

5 Things You Need to Know About Insulin-Dependent Diabetes & Illness

5 Things You Need to Know About Insulin-Dependent Diabetes & Illness

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus | 3 comments

Vigilance is the watchword for caregivers of people with insulin-dependent diabetes. What do you need to know when illness strikes? Energy The body requires more energy when it is sick.  That energy fuels the immune system’s fight against infection.  People who are sick are often not interested in eating. With type 1 diabetes or insulin-dependent...

Read More