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a diabetic doctor looks at diabetes  Peter A.. Lodewick
A Diabetic Doctor Looks At Diabetes:  Written from the unique perspective of a doctor who has lived with diabetes for the past 30 years, A Diabetic Doctor Looks at Diabetes has been updated to give people with diabetes the up-to-the-minute tools and information they need to understand, cope with, and live with the disease.


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People with type 1 diabetes must take insulin.  This makes them vulnerable to hypoglycemia (low blood glucose).

Mild hypglycemia is treated by eating or drinking a fast-acting sugar.

Untreated, blood glucose can drop rapidly so a person becomes confused and unable to swallow.  If this happens, it is necessary to inject a shot of glucagon to save the person's life.

Some people with diabetes lose their ability to recognize the symptoms of early hypoglycemia. This is why testing blood glucose often is so important.  Person who have no sensitivity to hypoglycemia may do better on an insulin pump than on shots.

Free Publications & Forms

Islets of Hope offers free, printable forms and publications

forms and publications about recognizing and treating low and high blood glucose levels, as well as emergency information to carry with you, and an illustrated guide to injecting glucagon.

Even More Diabetes information can be found in the Yahoo Health Directory

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(also called low blood glucose or low blood sugar)
Causes, symptoms, treatment & prevention

Causes of Hypoglycemia Related to Diabetes
About Hypoglycemia
Common Causes
Side Effect of Certain Medications
Insulin Pumps & Hypoglycemia
Bathing, Hot Tubs & Saunas
Normal Blood Glucose Ranges
Normal & Target Blood Glucose Ranges for Diabetics

Symptoms of Hypoglycemia
Hypoglycemia:  An Immediate Danger
Symptoms of Hypoglycemia in Diabetes

Treatment of Hypoglycemia
Treatment for hypoglycemia
When to inject glucagon
Do not turn off insulin pumps to treat hypoglycemia
More information

Preventing Hypoglycemia
Medications, Supplements and Hypoglycemia
Preventing Hypoglycemia During the Day
Preventing Hypoglycemia During the Night
Preventing Hypoglycemia Related to Exercise

Hypoglycemia in Nondiabetic Persons
Hypoglycemia in People Who Do Not Have Diabetes
Symptoms of Non-Diabetes Related Hypoglycemia
Reactive Hypoglycemia
Fasting Hypoglycemia
Conditions Occurring in Childhood and Infancy

Two types of hypoglycemia can occur in people who do not have diabetes: reactive (postprandial, or after meals) and fasting (postabsorptive). Reactive hypoglycemia is not usually related to any underlying disease; fasting hypoglycemia often is.

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