Category Archives: Low Blood Sugar

Drug And Food Interactions: More Common Than You Think

The headline sounded too good to be true. Scientists were reporting that the old-fashioned licorice stick contains a natural substance called amorfrutins that not only lowers blood sugar but also reduces inflammation. Great news, right? Not if you’re taking the heart medication Lanoxin, also known as digoxin. In that case, regularly snacking on even a … Continue reading Drug And Food Interactions: More Common Than You Think

Diabetes Health Living with Type 1: A Diabetic Chihuahua Is a Child’s Christmas Angel

Eight-year-old Olivia Miller asked for a Chihuahua for Christmas, but what she received was far more precious than just any pet. That’s because Olivia and her new little dog both have diabetes and today they comfort and encourage each other through the rigors of dealing with the disease. Olivia’s family adopted the special-needs pet at … Continue reading Diabetes Health Living with Type 1: A Diabetic Chihuahua Is a Child’s Christmas Angel

AskNadia: The History of the Implantable Insulin Pump

Dear Jeff,  I have had diabetes for 28 years and wore two different insulin pumps for a total of 8 years. I quit the insulin pump because of scarring issues that lead to insulin effectiveness issues. Now after many years, I am starting to suffer from the long-term effects of diabetes. The implantable insulin pump … Continue reading AskNadia: The History of the Implantable Insulin Pump

AskNadia: Which Diabetes Tests Should I Order

Dear Nadia, I am pre-diabetic, or  I was. My A1c has been in the normal range for about a year now. However, for the last two months, I have been suffering from hypoglycemia. The first few times my numbers were in the 50s and 60s, but when I treated it tonight, it was 49. I … Continue reading AskNadia: Which Diabetes Tests Should I Order

AskNadia: Safe Alcoholic Drinks for Diabetics

Is a low-sugar drink such as San Miguel light regarded as a safe alcoholic drink for type 2 diabetics? George Dear George: Your question is a perennial: Where do alcoholic beverages fit in to the life of a type 2? Is the best answer one that advises type 2s to abstain rather than run the … Continue reading AskNadia: Safe Alcoholic Drinks for Diabetics

Type 2: Dealing With Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is commonly perceived as a concern for people with type 1, not type 2, diabetes. However, hypos are a potential risk for anyone using insulin, and approximately 50 percent of people with type 2 diabetes are insulin-dependent. Recent research suggests that many of these patients are unaware of the risks … Continue reading Type 2: Dealing With Hypoglycemia

Diabetes Sentry for Nocturnal Hypoglycemia

Publisher Nadia Al-Samarrie speakes to Michael Russin / Vice President of Sales & Mkt for Diabetes Sentry Products, Inc. in New Orleans at the AADE. Mike tells us how this hypoglycemia symptom alarm helps with diabetes Self-mangement and who benefits from the Diabetes Sentry for nocturnal  hypoglycemia . Click on this link to view the video interview.

Sentry Alerts Dangerous Nighttime Lows

Recently in Texas, a middle school student with type 1 diabetes went to sleep one night and never woke up after experiencing a fatal hypoglycemic event during the night. “It was a tragedy that could have been avoided if she’d been wearing a Diabetes Sentry device,” said company CEO Timothy Hayes, who has been working … Continue reading Sentry Alerts Dangerous Nighttime Lows