Why do you need a blood sugar levels chart?
A blood sugar levels chart is a very handy tool for all diabetics, be it type 1 or type 2. With blood sugar levels chart you are able to determine in an instant whether your measured blood sugar level is normal, low or high. With that info at hand you can react instantly (whether it is injecting insulin or drinking a sugary drink to elevate your blood sugar).
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What do you benefit by using a blood sugar levels chart?
A blood sugar levels chart is very handy, as already described above. See below an accurate image of this chart.
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If your blood sugar is over 200 mg/dl for 2 days in a row, call your doctor.
If your blood sugar level is over 300 mg/dl for two readings taken 2-3 hours apart despite all your efforts to lower your blood sugar level, call your doctor.
If your blood sugar level is over 400 mg/dl and you double-checked to be sure the reading is accurate, call your doctor.
If you have a third episode of a blood sugar below 70 mg/dl within a seven day time frame, call your doctor or diabetes educator.
Always consult a blood sugar levels chart before taking any actions based on results provided.
Treating a Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia)
If your blood sugar is below 70/mg/dl, treat it with a rapid acting sugar (glucose tablets are available from the drug store over the counter). Other sources include 4 oz. fruit juice, 4 oz. soft drinks (not diet drinks), 6 – 8 oz. fat-free milk, or fat-free (NOT sugar-free) candy. Be careful not to over-treat. Consult your blood sugar levels chart.
Wait 15 minutes. Re-check your blood glucose level. If it is still below 70 mg/dl, treat it again. Consult your blood sugar levels chart.
Wait 15 more minutes. Re-check your blood glucose level. If it is still below 70 mg/dl, treat it a third time. Consult your blood sugar levels chart.
Wait 15 more minutes. Re-check your blood glucose. If it is still below 70 mg/dl, either:
1. Call an ambulance with paramedics.
2. Have someone ELSE (not you) drive you to the Emergency Department of the nearest hospital. Also make sure you consult a blood sugar levels chart.
Continue to treat and re-check every 15 minutes until the health care professionals take over.
If you are trying to help someone who is having a low blood sugar reaction, and they cannot drink or eat for you, do NOT pour liquids into their throat. Call an ambulance right away.
Working to learn more about your own body and its reactions at specific levels of blood glucose levels is one of the goals that Your Diabetes Coach can assist you in achieving, if that is your desire. Just let her know during your Initial Assessment Appointment.
heThis Insulin also comes in the form of inhaler. The main target of the insulin treatment is to maintain the amount of insulin in the bloodstream so that glucose level are normal.
• Doing exercise regularly and Staying physically fit.
• Maintain a normal weight.
• Having a proper diet containing a controlled amount of carbohydrates.
Possible complications (nowadays):
• Diabetic kidney disease.
• Diabetic Retinopathy.
• Diabetic Neuropathy.
• Susceptibility to infections, eg urinary tract infections.
• Low blood sugar levels leading to loss of consciousness.
• Inadequate insulin replacement will lead to high blood sugar levels and may also cause a serious illness