Regulating Glucose Levels: Avoid the Highs and Lows
Millions diabetes, and they work hard to keep their blood glucose levels in a safe range. But for some, they have high and low blood glucose readings that are troublesome, and even dangerous. It's important to keep those glucose levels on an even keel.Symptoms of LOW blood glucose:
- weak, shaky, dizzy
- a headache
- unusual behavior
What can happen if glucose levels are low frequently?
- elevated blood pressure
- you may become unaware that the blood glucose is dropping - this can be very dangerous!
Health problems with running HIGH Glucose levels:
- frequent yeast infections
- urinary tract infections
- nerve damage
- eye problems (retinopathy)
Consistently having high or low blood glucose readings is not physically good for your body. It takes a toll when this goes on for months and even years. It is never too late to get those glucose levels back to the normal and safe range by
- making lifestyle changes in diet and exercise,
- taking any prescribed diabetes medications,
- seeing your physician as scheduled,
- and then learning all you can about diabetes.
Check out the many diabetes-related classes that Martha Jefferson offers. Call Health Connection at (434) 654-7009.