Being diabetic for several years, you have learned what it is like to manage your life on a schedule. You eat certain foods at certain times every day, monitor your blood sugar levels and you exercise daily. You know that you should maintain as a diabetic blood sugar levels that are within the range of 120-180 depending upon the time of day.
You learned almost immediately after being diagnoses that your blood sugar levels were very important, and in fact, could be a matter of life or death.
If your blood sugar levels are too low, you could become dizzy, start shaking, sweating profusely, have chills or become confused. If your blood sugar levels are too high, you can get sleepy, be very thirsty, have to go to the bathroom constantly, and your vision might get blurry.
There is so much to think about when it comes to blood sugar levels in diabetics that it can be overwhelming. In fact, some of the symptoms are so subtle that they go unnoticed or are mistaken for something else.
You and the people around you should learn everything you can about the symptoms of high and low blood sugar levels. This is extremely important because you may not be in a position to tell them what to do. There may be a time when you become unconscious because you did not properly manage your blood sugar levels and you will need to receive immediate treatment if a problem should arise.
Do not be afraid to let people know that you have a medical condition. This is a disease that can be controlled if you take the correct steps. Make sure that the people around you know that you diabetic. They may be the first ones to notice that something is wrong and they can help you test your blood sugar levels.
If they are too low, they can give you a glass of juice or a soda to quickly bring up your blood sugar levels. If too high, they can call for help. Also, if you have a health unit at your office building, let them know you are diabetic. They are trained professionals and they will probably be the first ones to reach you. In the event of any emergency their medical staff will know what to do as soon as they test your blood sugar level. If it is too low or too high, they know what to do to help you.
You are the best person around that can monitor your own health. Eat regularly scheduled meals and a balanced diet. Test your blood sugar levels frequent and take your medication as directed by your doctor. Get regular checkups and make sure that you control your blood sugar levels every single day.