Living with diabetes is a fine balance between avoiding high blood sugars, which can cause complications, and low blood sugars (hypoglycemia), which can interfere with your quality of life and in some cases cause serious harm.
‘Diabetes dogs’ can help owners detect hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia
For many years, dogs have been trained to help people with a disability or chronic illness, such as blindness or epilepsy. Recently, though, dogs have been trained to help people with diabetes .
Balancing medications and hypoglycemia- can it be done?
For people with diabetes, controlling blood sugar is a delicate act between healthy eating, staying active and taking diabetes medications.
Supporting someone who is at risk of hypoglycemia
As you have read in previous blogs, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar or insulin shock) occurs when the blood sugar level drops below the normal range.