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HYPOGLYCEMIA (LOW BLOOD SUGAR) Hypoglycemia is a medical condition in which your blood sugar or glucose level is too low i.e. below the normal level. It can develop in people suffering from diabetes and those who are non-diabetic. The cells of the brain require energy, derived from glucose, to function effectively and in case of its insufficiency, the brain is usually one of the first organs to be affected. Some of the symptoms to watch out for include excessive sweating, palpitations, dizziness, shakiness, clumsiness. In more severe cases, there could

FACTS ABOUT DIABETES MELLITUS Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic disorders in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. Diabetes is due to either the pancreas not producing enough insulin or the cells of the body not responding properly to the insulin produced. So, let’s see the types of Diabetes mellitus. Type 1 Diabetes mellitus This results from the pancreas’s failure to produce enough insulin. This form was previously referred to as “insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus” (IDDM) or “juvenile diabetes”.

There are so many things to know about taking care of yourself (if you are diabetic) or a loved one that is diabetic. The foot care is so important so as to avoid complications that result sometimes in amputation. Here are a few facts: Do not wear long boots Do not walk bare foot      Do not wear tight socks Do not wear high heels that have no support         Do not put your feet on extreme heat Do not put your feet near open heat

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