Dealing With Diabetes – Symptoms Of Hypoglycemia

April 26, 2020 Off By Gertrude Evans

As a diabetic you know how important it is to watch your glucose levels. The best way to do this is by using a glucose monitor, or glucometer. The meters themselves are not very expensive, it’s the test strips that cost the big bucks. You can compare the concept to a soda company letting a business have a free vending machine, but the soda company takes the profits. The strips are the soda.

You can also get a blood comment inverser le diabete type 2 tester directly from the manufacturer. You just need to have a prescription in order to get your free glucose tester.

Risk Factors include inactivity, extra body weight particularly around the waistline, family history of diabetes or personal history of gestational diabetes, and high blood pressure.

Genetics also plays a role in diabetes. For type 2 the risk increases if your family tree includes any of these genes: African American, Alaskan native, Native American, Asian American, Pacific Islander, or Hispanic/Latino.

At MIT, a famous U.S. college, they are using an implanted tattoo with what they call nano-ink. When the ink is exposed to glucose it flouresces (sends out light). A sensor that measures the changes is worn like a watch and gives blood sugar readouts.

All diabetics must use insulin. Type 1 diabetics must use insulin because their body doesn’t produce insulin. However, Type 2 diabetics may be able to control it with diet and exercise or with the addition of oral medication. It’s only if your diabetes is uncontrolled through diet and exercise that you are also prescribed insulin to help bring your blood sugar under control.

By now, you should know the definitions of insulin and glucose. There cannot be too much or too little glucose in the blood. Therefore, insulin is responsible for controlling the glucose level.