Diabetes type glucagon

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Avatar n tn I am a high school student who has a brother with juvenile diabetes, diagnosed at the age of 6. I often do oral reports on the educating the public of Type 1 diabetes and I am to do my next oral report on the use of the glucagon emergency kit. My brother has had to use it a few times but we don't have any written material on it and I was hoping someone can direct me to the right place to get this information for my report.
Avatar n tn Most have absolutely no idea what type 1 diabetes is, for all of the media publicity is about type 2 diabetes, which has different causes and treatments. I find that most people are fascinated to learn that type 1 is an autoimmune disease, and that it is related to other autoimmune diseases like thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and Lupus.
Avatar m tn There was just a report on the news last week that statins have been linked top type II diabetes. My wife is on 80mg of Simvastatin while I'm on 20mg. Coincidence or not, we both contracted type II in recent years. I believe that the benefits pf statins outweigh the risks and have altered my eating lifestyle so to nearly exclude carbohydrates. This has enabled me to continue statin regime while keeping my fasting blood glucose levels at acceptaptable unmedicated levels.
Avatar n tn Type 1 diabetes, formerly called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is usually first diagnosed in children, teenagers, or young adults. In this form of diabetes, the beta cells of the pancreas no longer make insulin because the body's immune system has attacked and destroyed them. " Here is some info.
Avatar n tn I am the mother of a newly diagnosed (1 week ago) 17 year old son with type 1 diabetes. He is a distance runner in school both cross country(5K) and 1600 m in track and field. We need some suggestion on how to procede with training; ie, eating before and after practice and actual meets, will he need to inject insulin before a meet? Any information will be helpful. Thanks!
Avatar n tn It's gonna be like that untill someone extraordinary finds a way to completely fix type 2. Type 1 will never be fixed, but one day we may understand why it happens and will be preventable. For now it's either drastically lowering the consumption of carbs, or the drugs. There's no inbetween.
1469903 tn?1286650297 • high amounts of glucose in the urine, which leads to dehydration and causes increased thirst and water consumption; • weight loss despite an increase in appetite; • fatigue; • nausea; • vomiting; • bladder, skin, and vaginal infections; • blurred vision; and • lethargy What is diabetes? Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by high blood sugar (glucose) levels, that result from defects in insulin secretion, or action, or both.
Avatar n tn My 16 year old daughter has type 1 diabetes. Recently (since it is summer) she has been sleeping in later and has had lows while she is sleeping. (the lows that cause her jerking are have registered from 39-52) While asleep she will begin to jerk slightly. At least this is how it started. The first few times it happened she was just slightly jerking and we were able to get her to sit up, drink some juice and get her blood sugar up.
Avatar n tn Hello everyone, While kebranegast is certainly entitled to his opinion, as one of the moderators in this forum with many years of experience with type 1 diabetes, I am compelled to jump in and tell anyone who may take his post to heart that type 1 diabetes can in no way be cured by marijuanna. It is a medical fact that with type 1 the beta cells are destroyed in the pancreas and require insulin to sustain your lives. Marijuanna can't cure it.
Avatar n tn Can anyone explain what pre-diabetes is and how you can go from being a person with Hypoglycemia to pre-diabetes? Please resopnd. Thank you!
Avatar f tn My 19 year old son was diagnosed at age 13 with type 1 diabetes. He has overall good blood sugar control. He's an athlete -- trains for marathons and bikes at least 30 miles a day and has for the past couple of years. The problem is, (when you least expect it), we can't wake him up in the morning because of extemely low blood sugar. Now please don't tell me the reasons this may happen -- we know them all.
Avatar n tn Hi, my 5 yr old son was diagnosed with type 1 Diabetes approximately two and a half years ago. He has, over the past 2-3 months become incredibly unstable with frequent hypoglycaemic episodes, resulting in loss of consciousness. There are a number of factors which may be influencing this,(?sickness, exercise,rapid metabolism of NPH, glycogen depletion?).
Avatar n tn While I have no idea (and you gave me no reason to believe this is the case)if this is an issue for you, you might want to consider, this could be an option. Support from others going through any issues with type 1 diabetes is very important. I would suggest checking the home page at JDRF to post and receive more information. The link I would recommend, depending how old your are is www.jdrf.org/kids. I know there are many teens involved.
Avatar n tn I am 36 year old mother of 3 sons, I have type 1 diabetes for 27 years I have read most of the post and can answer a lot of the questions because I have lived with it for over 27 years of my life. I am heathy by most means, I have been on an insulin pump for over 8 years. I have lost several family members due to type 1 diabetes over the years and at 36 I am very concerned. I lost my aunt whom was in her early 40's slowly, she was blind on dialisis and falling apart, it was a horrible death.
Avatar n tn My 4 year old son was diagnosed with type 1 Diabetes 18 months ago, and we have very gradually gained better control over that period of time. 5 days ago he woke up with a reading of 3mmol/l (54mg/dl). I reduced his insulin slightly. He ate breakfast normally, and then went into a severe hypo 2 hours later, losing consciousness.
Avatar f tn I don't think so. But there are countless Internet reports linking statins with reduced insulin sensitivity, or insulin resistance.
Avatar m tn What kind of treatment is required for this type of illness (hypoglycemic Coma) ? 2. What type of medicines should be given ? 3. What should be taken care off for such type of patients ?
Avatar n tn we're largely folks with a lot of experience with Type 1 diabetes either as patients or parents of patients -- or both. Maybe others will have somme additional suggestions for you. As your son gets a bit older, there's a chance he'll be able to *detect* and communicate his falling blood sugar. That's something that diabetics count on & when we lose that ability, it's frightening indeed.
Avatar f tn One week before my 24 year old son with Type I diabetes was to move into his own apartment he had a hypoglycemic crisis with a seizure at 5:00AM. I was around to administer Glucagon. This is the second time since he was diagnosed at age 15. The prior seizure was before he went to college. How can I ensure his safety when he is living on his own (no roomates). I am very concerned.
Avatar n tn I live alone and have type 1 diabetes. Here are a few steps to take in order to prevent trouble with lows while no one is around that seem to work well for me. First of all I keep orange juice and milk in the fridge at all times. When I am alone I check my blood sugar ever hour and more often if I feel strange. I also always have glucose tablets in each room of my house. My neighbors also know that I am type 1 and my parents call my house each night to make sure Im okay.
Avatar n tn Glucagon is not an absolute fix. You run the risk of becoming hyperglycemic if glucagon becomes your fix-all. If he is able to communicate at all, get him to eat or drink, if he is unconscious, then resort to the glucagon. Remember, his body has its own ways of handling lows, i.e. dropping adrenaline, or glucose stores from the liver. If you begin piggy-backing on that with glucagon, he ends up hyperglycemic and you enter the dreaded hi-low extremes.
Avatar f tn So my suggestion is that the next time he does this, first try to get some juice or a glucose tablet into him OR keep a glucagon kit handy so you can give him glucagon to help him recover (more about glucagon in a moment), and then even before he recovers, quickly do a finger ***** on him to see what his glucose levels are right at that moment. That's really the only way you will know for sure if he is dropping low. Now, one more suggestion.
Avatar n tn I will be a 9 hour car drive away. He will be living in the dorm. He's had diabetes since he was 4 and has been on the pump for about 6 years now. He has had many episodes of early AM hypoglycemia where he has been unarousable and we've had to give him glucagon. I'm just wondering how other parents have dealt with their diabetic teens going off to college and the lack of supervision. There are times when I think I just want to tell him he can't go!
Avatar n tn Thus, it is VERY important to avoid any lows while our liver rebuilds. It is important that a person with diabetes (I assume your hubby is Type 1, given how low he got) learn about Glucagon and always have a Glucagon kit available bedside. You might ask the endo for an extra kit so that you can practice with one (into an orange) do you'll know the technique when you need it. My hubby was taught to call 911 and then give me a shot of Glucagon while he awaits their arrival.
Avatar n tn I have had type 1 diabetes for 28 years. I have seen many low blood sugars, as the "night nurse" at a diabetic camp...i am not a medical person, it was simply my job to check people for low blood sugars. I saw everything, including some really weird behavior. One tip I learned for checking for low blood sugars, was to shine a flashlight in the eyes of the camper - if they reacted, I left them alone. If not, I woke them up, and checked their blood sugar level.
Avatar n tn If nothing else she should have glucose tablets handy (brings up the lows) or a glucagon injection kit (in case of a coma). The glucagon injection kit is for when/if she would go into a coma, you hit her with an injection and lay her on her side. The glucagon tells the liver to release all its sugar it is storing and it then releases it into the body and she will get sick and vomit. That is why you lay her on her side.
Avatar n tn Hi, my daughter is 17 and has had diabetes for 10 years. She's had seizures before but she had a really bad one last Friday at 2AM and I'm having some major issues moving past this since it was so different. Her sister went into her room because her alarm was going off and she woke up from her alarm clock (she regularly tests at 2 AM); walked into the bathroom and looked into the mirror and pointed at it and started screaming.