Thursday, 4 September 2014

Treatment for Hypoglycemia

Treatment of lightweight form of hypoglycemia, which does not require the assistance of another person, is to rapidly absorbable oral intake of simple carbohydrates. Each patient, especially treated with insulin should always carry something sweet, like sugar cubes. Very useful are energy drinks containing pure glucose - Red Bull, and willingly consumed, especially by young patients, Pepsi-Cola or Coca-Cola (naturally sweetened with sugar, not sweetener).

In adults, 10 grams of glucose increases its concentration in blood of about 35 mg / dl. Hyperglycemia persists for about 45-60 minutes and then begins to decrease again. Therefore, it is important that once you have mastered the first signs of hypoglycemia take a portion of complex carbohydrates, for example, eat a sandwich. Quite different is the procedure for severe hypoglycemia. In such a situation should be injected intramuscular glucagon and immediately call an ambulance to the medical profession have given glucose intravenously. 

Never give an unconscious person eating or drinking, as this may cause suffocation or subsequent pneumonia. Unfortunately, given the current methods of treatment, hypoglycemia cannot be completely eliminated, but it is possible a reduction in their incidence, particularly through education of patients

Healthy Eating
Most of us take pleasure in food. The wealth of available products on the one hand allows a very healthy diet, but on the other can lead to overweight and obesity. In other words - not enough to eat, you have to eat! Proper diet should provide personalized individual's amount of nutrients needed for energy production and maintenance of physiological processes. Determining the appropriate diet shall be based on the principles of nutrition, general nutritional guidelines tailored to individual needs - age, lifestyle, work, health, etc.

The benefits of weight loss if overweight
  1. Decrease in blood pressure
  2. Lowering blood glucose levels and increase insulin sensitivity (very important in patients with impaired glucose tolerance and diabetes)
  3. Cholesterol lowering (decreases total cholesterol and LDL - the so-called. bad cholesterol, and preferably increasing fraction " good cholesterol "HDL)
  4. Possibility of reducing the doses of drugs used in the treatment of hypertension and diabetes
  5. Reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease
  6. Better diabetic health and increased life expectancy
  7. More vital energy
  8. Increase self-esteem and self-confidence!
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