After doing various studies on diabetes in Our India, we found that each and every diabetic patients has some myths and facts about diabetes. They don’t know the common things, problems, diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, so they do all the things they listen or hear to someone. Either they are right or wrong, doesn’t matters. Before following any instruction regarding diabetes, kindly check out the myths and facts about diabetes. So time to check out the some common myths and facts about diabetes with low blood sugar reaction as follows:
SOME COMMON MYTHS AND FACTS ABOUT DIABETES:
Myth: Diabetes is a disease which will be cured.
FACT: Diabetes is a deficiency which has to be controlled.
Myth: Person having diabetes cannot lead a normal life.
FACT: A person having diabetes can lead an absolutely normal life if the diabetes is controlled effectively.
Myth: Insulin is the last resorts in treatment of diabetes.
FACT: Insulin is never the last resort in the control of diabetes. Insulin is required if your type of diabetes demands it. One should never avoid taking insulin if the doctor advice insulin injections. It could lead to severe complications.
Myth: Treatment can be stopped if the diabetes seems to be under control.
FACT: Treatment should never be stopped until the doctor advice’s so.
Myth: Experiencing no health problems means that Diabetes is under proper control.
FACT: A person with uncontrolled diabetes may still seem to be in good health. Normal levels of blood sugar is a proper indication of control of Diabetes.
Myth: If a person starts taking insulin injections, he has to take it for his entire life.
FACT: A person is put on Insulin when his pancreas cannot produce the required amount of insulin. When insulin injections are taken, the pancreas is allowed to rest and it can possibly regain its ability to produce insulin. If this happens, the insulin injections can be stopped and the person can be put back on tablets.
LOW BLOOD SUGAR REACTIONS (HYPOGLYCEMIA)
Diabetics treated with tablets/insulin can get hypoglycemia.
Symptoms: Sweating shakiness, trembling, excessive sudden hunger, palpitations, headache etc.
What should you do? Eat one of these foods immediately:
1/2 cup of fruit juice or 1 cup of sweetened milk or 2-3 teaspoon of sugar.
Precautions: Keep food that contains sugar with you at all time. Carry identification that says you have diabetes.