Diabetes And Hypoglycemia

Friday, June 17th, 2011 No Commented
Categorized Under: Diabetes

Hypoglycemia symptoms is not a phrase that brings fear to the heart. Anyone hearing from a doctor that they are hypoglycemic is often left feeling totally confused and none the wiser. Nor would they know that diabetes could be an end result of hypoglycemic symptoms.

In fact, amongst the general population less than half even know the word exists. In a way it’s a pity it brings no fear because if it did people would react more appropriately to an approaching serious disease of the body.

It brings no fear because the symptoms of hypoglycemia, (or at least initially), are low-key – more like signs of being unwell rather than a serious illness. Such signs are:

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  • Nervousness
  • Headaches
  • Faintness
  • Insomnia
  • Tremors
  • Constant worrying
  • Drowsiness
  • Obesity
  • Lack of co-ordination and concentration

To bring fear into one’s thoughts one need only discuss the epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes sweeping the United States and the Western world. In Type 2 Diabetes people become debilitated but keep living for many years. Hence, it is a very costly disease, costing the U.S. more than $200 billion per year. (You would expect to pay at least $240,000 per year for kidney dialysis.) The numbers of people falling to Diabetes is growing every year.

Diabetes leads the list for causing amputation and blindness to say nothing about heart disease.

But why am I talking about Type 2 Diabetes when we started with hypoglycemia? Precisely because the consequences of hypoglycemia are, in many cases, Type 2 Diabetes. Don’t nip hypoglycemia in the bud now and one of the big diseases, including diabetes, will eventually nip you in the bud.

The only way to look at hypoglycemia is as a warning of what is to come if you do nothing about it. Those signs of low blood sugar must be seen as early warning signs of diabetes. Once diabetes takes hold you begin an endless series of visits to the doctors or hospital. You lose your independence and you become reliant on regular insulin dosing normally given by injections.

Far easier to make the decision that hypoglycemia goes no further today – make changes in your lifestyle by exercising, change your diet and change your level of knowledge of health by finding out how and why hypoglycemia so often leads to other serious illnesses like stroke and especially diabetes.

By doing this you will heave a sigh of relief knowing that you have brought peace of mind to yourself now and for the future.